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Sidewinder 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: manuel rangel on Mar 5, 2006

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Description 

Begin on the east face on wide cracks (8ish) to a belay ledge with a single modern anchor bolt. Pitch 2 traverses right on hands to the corner where it goes up to overhung rattly fingers then eases up; finish on 2 bolts or stay in chimney.

Location 

Start on the east face of the Pinnacle and rap from summit with single rope down South Crack.

Protection 

Standard rack, one bolt.


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By Hugo Almanza
From: Tucson, Arizona
Mar 24, 2015
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

A rowdy and fun climb! The crux is steep and stellar! It's engaging climbing from start to finish.
By Tim Heid
From: AZ
Dec 4, 2016

Classic line! Pitch 1 easy with maybe 1 move of 5.3 to 2 new bolts on a ledge. After that the climbing is awesome from start to finish with a burly crux about mid-way. You'd be crazy to not finish on the 2 bolt direct line. That's some really fun climbing to top it off!

Onsight rack: 1x .4-3 | 2x .5-2 | 4 slings | 4 quick-draws (save 2 for the bolts at the end).

2 glue in bolts on top of the sub summit.

FYI, you can rap from the bigger glue ins at the lip of the sub-summit(east side) to the ground with a 70m rope by heading straight down Powder Puff (towards the p1 belay). Even with a 60m you could make it back to the P1 anchors and do the final short rap to the group. It's a rope stretcher so knots are advised.

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