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Routes in (b) East Face

Bite Me Not S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chameleon S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Chameleon p2 T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cytotoxic S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Just Basking S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
On Yer Bike S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Rattle and Hum T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ready to Strike T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sidewinder S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: A Consortium 2009
Page Views: 148 total, 3/month
Shared By: John Wilder on May 27, 2014
Admins: Sean Godwin, Kate Lynn

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Description

A fun, technical adventure up the vertical face left of the massive dihedral (Ready to Strike) of the Diamondback. Start just left of a second, smaller dihedral left of the main wall and follow the bolt line up through a few small overlaps to a nice little sting in the tail at the top of the route.

Location

Just left of the smaller dihedral, and just right of Sidewinder (5.10c). Super chalked.

Protection

11 bolts.

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Ben Iseman
Toronto, Ontario
Ben Iseman   Toronto, Ontario
Derek there is a chipped jug/slot at the top. I don't recall a chipped foothold, there may be this as well, but the jug/slot definitely changes the grade. Either way, such a fun and technical climb. All of the holds are facing the wrong way! May 6, 2017
Great climbing, pity about the chipped foot, it doesn't seem to lower the grade at all, hard to understand the motivation. Jan 13, 2017
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
 
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
 
Cytotoxic goes all the way to the top of the cliff with independent anchors. According to the current Skaha guide, this route has a sorted history- sounds like you could contribute further to the story! Jun 4, 2014
applewood
Tonasket, WA
applewood   Tonasket, WA
This must be a packed little face of climbs now! The old 1997 Richardson guide shows 2 other routes just left of the Ready To Strike corner - "Easy Prey" (5.8) and "Rattle and Hum" (5.9) - but right of Sidewinder. Back in '97 we TRed a line just right of Sidewinder (adding a directional bolt at the top, 5' or so feet right of the Sidewinder anchor) which we decided not to bolt for lead because of some hollow sections in the middle - we called it "Rewind" and thought it 5.11a/b ** (20 m). I haven't been back since but it sounds like the same line that Cytotoxic now takes, unless the new one goes all the way to the top and has it's own anchors? Jun 3, 2014