Type: Trad, 400 ft, 3 pitches
FA: 1957 John Turner, John Brett
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Shared By: Bill Kirby on Jul 5, 2016
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Access Issue: Peregrine closures and approach trail issues Details

Description

The Snake is a fun easy route. The 1st pitch ascends a slab by following ledges to a crack. Go up the crack then step right (crux) to a scoop. Belay at the tree with a rap anchor. Second pitch (5.1) traverses a ledge on the left. You can clip fixed anchors along the way. Go up a corner, (crux)sometimes wet, to a big pine tree. You can rap from here with two 60s. The third pitch wanders left around the corner to an exposed 4th class slab and ends at a manky rap anchor.

Location

100 feet past Discord when approaching the route from the campground trail. Once you past Discord just look for a long ledge stanting up and left ending at the top of a slab with a tree on top. The rap anchor on the tree is set up high.

Protection

Two black aliens or .1 cams come in handy at the first pitch crux for the 5.4 leader or those not confident on runout slab. A #3 protects the crux of the second pitch if it's wet. Otherwise standard rack

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does it end in the descent gully? can you solo the route without a rope? Aug 20, 2016
Bill Kirby
Baltimore Maryland
  5.4
Bill Kirby   Baltimore Maryland
  5.4
Sorry for the late response. I've always rapped into the descent gully with a single 60M. I've never walked past. Trail the rope up the 1st pitch then backpack coil for the 5.1 traverse? Nov 10, 2017