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Bicolored Python Rock Snake 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Alan Prehmus
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Alan Prehmus on Dec 19, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Tortoise Scute - yellow. First Armadillo - blue. ...

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Pull through the bouldery start on good hands. Long arms might help. The hardest moves are low. At the diagonal slot, step right onto the rib and finish on lower angle rock.


Start at the right side of the small overhang, before the ramp to Yellow Dog. BCPR is 20 feet right of First Armadillo.


[9] bolts. This shares the double chain anchor with First Armadillo.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin near the start.
Kevin near the start.
Rock Climbing Photo: Deb at the start, perhaps the crux for a shorter c...
Deb at the start, perhaps the crux for a shorter c...
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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 24, 2014
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

I thought this felt easier than the route, "Labby", to the left, which is given 5.9-. The route is fun though and is worth doing if you are at the wall.
By Parker Wrozek
From: Denver, CO
Mar 7, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Trends left, so you probably want a second to follow and clean it. Potential swinging otherwise.
By Garrett C
From: SL,UT
Mar 18, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Start was crux, tons of loose rock. Wear a helmet. Had multiple holds break on me.
By Scott Hunt
From: Broomfield, CO
Apr 5, 2015

9 bolts. Definitely wear a helmet.
By Baumer
From: Boulder, CO
May 27, 2015
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Seems to be cleaning up OK. There's some very small stuff still exfoliating but nothing dangerous (that I found). This was nowhere near 5.9, though.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Aug 24, 2015
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

I did this route again, and it is definitely not 5.9. It is fun though.
By L Kap
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 1, 2016

As of January 2016, this is the first bolted route you'll encounter on the walk to Other Critters from Doghouse, i.e. it is the rightmost route on Other Critters.

Edited May 2017, two more routes have been added to the right of this route - Old Man Kangaroo and Elephant's Child.

Also, I agree this climb is extremely soft for the grade. The roof on Elephant's Child (5.7) is harder than anything on this climb.

Nothing exfoliating or breaking when I've been up this climb in 2016 and 2017.
By Ricky Lambert
Apr 3, 2017

Just a heads up that it's very hard to hear your climber when belaying on this route.
By Doug Redosh
From: Golden, CO
Apr 7, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is now the 3rd route coming in from the right. It is clean, but one should wear a helmet anyway while climbing. The crux is the start. 5.8, way easier than Labby, 5.9-.

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