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Snake

5.6, TR, 45 ft,  Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
FA: TR Ken Roberts
California > Sierra Eastside > June Lake Area > Rush > Grimsel (north) > 3-Eldorado

Description

Thoughtful moves, but not necessarily fun. Crux is at the start.

From top left of left-rising dirt ramp, step onto rock and go first diagonal right, next diagonal left, next diagonal right. Then step right 6 feet. Finish straight up.

Untested Variation: Instead of stepping right after the second diagonal right, go diagonal left, then diagonal right, and finish diagonal left - (Untested).

warning: The rock on and near this route has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

Location

Very big right-facing corner at right edge of slab, which zig-zags as it goes up.

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Protection

Top-Roping: For ideas about how to get access to set up top anchor, see Description page for Eldorado sector.

Protection for Trad leading is unknown and likely inadequate.

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Grimsel - Eldorado sector - Right slab<br>
L. Snake<br>
M. Right Slab Center<br>
N. Right Scramble
[Hide Photo] Grimsel - Eldorado sector - Right slab L. Snake M. Right Slab Center N. Right Scramble