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Here Come the Snakes 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Dave Groth, Rich Bechler & Rob Drysdale. 1990.
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Submitted By: K. Le Douche on Feb 21, 2010

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Rich Bechler, from the Prunes Collection on Supert...


Big holds...big moves...bigger fun.


This route goes right out the middle of Snakes Roof.


3-4 bolts

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By Dave Groth
Nov 24, 2010

The FA on this route was done by Dave Groth, Rich Bechler & Rob Drysdale in 1990.
I know because I drilled the bolts and did the first Redpoint. We all climbed it a lot in those day!

Can you guys fix this?


Dave Groth
By Tom Atkins
From: Carbondale, Illinois
May 31, 2015

This climb is stellar. What was the logic behind placing
anchors above the lip as opposed to where the last bolt is?
Was 5ft more climbing worth the rope drag?
By Dave Groth
Jun 1, 2015

Tom, I got am email form a friend directing me to your question. Probably a mistake on your part, I would have no problem if someone wants to move them down closer to the lip. The early sport bolting scene was weird and still had a sense that climbs need to top out.....hence the anchors up high.

Being the last surviving member of the first accent party (sadly), I would give permission to change it with Glue in anchors.

Dave Groth
By aubrey Joe
Dec 8, 2015

Personally, I love the topout. It's no toprope route, but those final moves are icing on top of an amazing route.
By Train4life
From: Boulder, CO
May 8, 2017
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

I would agree with first, this was my first time at Jackson Falls and the first time going to these anchors I was like why the bleep would someone put it up there. And then I did the move over the lip and was like o that's awesome! Really hard to clean so I put a bail biner on the 3rd so that everyone can clip their rope into it or even go indirect and bail on that 3rd one! Either way it wasn't terrible to clean then if you have climbed a bit!

Awesome route very cool!

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