Sidewinder Buttress Rock Climbing
A view of the Sidewinder Buttress. 'Snake Eye' on ...
This area has most of the easier climbs in Rattler, and is a popular area. It can get busy on warm days and weekends. There is a variety of grades and quality here, most of the really good routes are in the lower grades.
From the main parking area, hike straight up the scree slope heading towards the left side of the obvious large triangular face. pass this and the climbs will be on your right side heading uphill.
Climbing Season For the Rattler Gulch area.
Weather station 6.0 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sidewinder Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sidewinder Buttress:
Snake Eye 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Orange Peel 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Sidewinder Buttress
By Bryan Gartland
From: Helena, MT
Jun 27, 2016
The direct talus slope approach to this crag is heinous. A safer, easier and more sustainable option is to angle up to Sidewinder on climber trails from down-canyon, passing near the Rock in Between and Shredder Wall. You won't entirely avoid all the loose stuff but it will help with a serious erosion issue above the main parking.
On June 26, 2016 my girlfriend and I found a recent pile of human you-know-what right at the base of Snake Eye and Don't Put Your Hand In It. Super gnarly and obviously not cool. We did our best to clean things up but the staging area reeks right now. For a lighter take on a shitty topic:
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