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Just Basking 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c PG13

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c PG13 [details]
FA: James Moore 1996
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Submitted By: Aimee Rose on Sep 18, 2011  with updates from applewood

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Shares the first two bolts with Ready to Strike (5.10a trad), then goes right.


The obvious corner on the South Face, to the right of the super chalked Sidewinder (5.10c) and Cytotoxic (5.11a).


11 bolts to chain anchors. An optional cam could be placed between the 2nd and 3rd bolt.

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By applewood
From: Tonasket, WA
May 28, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Just Basking 5.11d ** 80' F (11bolts)
Listed in the guidebook as a variation of Ready To Strike. Climbs a direct line on the right wall of the corner, stepping onto the right wall after the first 2 bolts in the 5.9 corner of Ready to Strike. Follow the bolts through the progressively harder moves to the technical 11d finish - which is what we did on the first ascent (it's substantially easier if you use the right arete - thus the 11b grade in the guidebook I guess). Chain anchors on top make for a fun top rope climb (25m). FA 10/16/96

Lots of bolts, good rock, consistent, interesting moves.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 27, 2014
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

Cleaned this route on TR- thought the direct finish that avoids stepping right onto the arete was .12a/b- very hard and desperate on really bad holds. Safe, though. Probably would feel easier if its colder.

That said, the obvious route steps right up high and finishes up the arete to avoid the 4 move v4 boulder problem finish. Good fun regardlesss.
By applewood
From: Tonasket, WA
Jul 1, 2016
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

John, we originally bolted and climbed this thing in the summer (and named it after a coiled and peaceful rattler we saw on the big ledge below the face), but it wasn't until mid October that I returned to redpointed it. I did the direct finish since it looked like using the arete was a cop-out of the crux, and I liked how the overall route just got harder the higher you went. Rated it 11d since it seemed a bit harder than the 11c's I'd previously done....

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