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Snakeskin Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.98931, -113.39021 View Map  Incorrect?
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Nearly everyone's first stop when climbing routes in Ibex, the Snakeskin Buttress is a nice introduction to the area. With such a large variety of ratings, its a pleasing spot for all visitors. The crags namesake is an excellent moderate, quite popular, and stands as a good measurement for all other lines at Ibex. The Snakeskin points east, so for a majority of the day this area stays warm and will receive plenty of hours of sun. It consists of the wall's south most corner and face and is separated, starting in the small recess left of the Syringe.

Getting There 

Drive north past the main bouldering area towards the flanks of the largest wall. Park and locate the crag. Snakeskin Buttress is the recessed area set back, but attached to the Severity Desparity Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Ibex area.

Weather station 19.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Snakeskin Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Snakeskin Buttress:
Bernerinnen Anstatt Klapperschlangen   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Mexican Gravy Leg   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Snakeskin   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Rattler’s Arête   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Snakeskin Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Peter Vintoniv on Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  Utah : West Desert : ... : Snakeskin Buttress
This long standing Tim Toula project has been worked on by many. T4 noted when he heard the news, "I still have yet to see the moves at the upper crux" of this climb. Since the advent of the new West Desert Guidebook, Peter V has been making short work of more than a few of these, all within merely a week's time. The true grade may await more of a consensus opinion as they originally were thought to be significantly harder. The star rating is as reported to me. PV almost felt a sense of disappo...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By KevinTodd84
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 21, 2013
By KevinTodd84
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 21, 2013
Seriously. Rattlesnakes. Are. Everywhere.
This wall is dangerous. Keep your eyes open.

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