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Snake Route 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Chris Hall, 1978
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Submitted By: Luke R 84 on Sep 25, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Snake Route. Start Below the flake.


Friction slab and crux for the start. Thin hands but trust in your feet will push you to improving hands. Once at the shrubs, you have good moves to the ledge. Climb above the ledge and trend right for 30-40 more feet to the anchors at Dihedral.


Approximately 10 feet left of Dihedral. Look for the zigzag quartz formation that looks like a snake.


#2 Camalot and/or a blue tricam can sink in the undercling, as the route rounds out you can run it out. End at the Dihedral anchors, or you could do a gear belay at the midpoint ledge.

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By Luke R 84
From: Georgia
Sep 25, 2016

Dixie Craggers 3rd Edition calls it a 5.9+ but 'Stranger than Friction' at Currahee is also a 9+ and is harder so I rated it a 5.9

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