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Copperhead 5 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Joe Lee on Mar 19, 2007

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Beautiful line with consistently sustained climbing. Follow a right angling crack in a right facing corner. Starts predominantly with fingers and then finishes with a burly bulge.


Look for two corners that form an A frame. Copperhead #5 follows the left corner. Gear anchor at the top. Descend from fixed anchors on Garden Ledge with one rope.


Standard trad rack. Also bring a large red Camalot or equivalent.

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By Braxtron
From: ...
Jan 27, 2008

By red camalot, do you mean the older-style #4.5?
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Mar 12, 2008

If I remember correctly it was a tree belay at the top, then walk over to the chains on the Garden Ledge.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Mar 13, 2008

Also, I don't believe the fixed pin shown in the guidebook is there anymore.
By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Oct 26, 2008

not PG13. just bring wide gear.
By John Hayes
From: Bend, OR
Jan 13, 2010
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

You will be a lot happier at the top if you save a big cam or two for the finish.
By Paul Davidson
Dec 20, 2012

BTW - to get picky, the complete route name is Copperhead #5.
Copperheads came in sizes. Not sure I ever saw a #5.

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