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Bite Me Not S 
Chameleon S 
Chameleon p2 T 
Cytotoxic S 
Just Basking S 
On Yer Bike S 
Rattle and Hum T 
Ready to Strike T 
Sidewinder S 


YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: A Consortium 2009
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Submitted By: John Wilder on May 27, 2014

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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.


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


11 bolts.

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By applewood
From: Tonasket, WA
Jun 3, 2014

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?
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 4, 2014

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!
By Derek Cronmiller
Jan 13, 2017

Great climbing, pity about the chipped foot, it doesn't seem to lower the grade at all, hard to understand the motivation.
By Ben Iseman
From: Toronto, Ontario
May 6, 2017

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!

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