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The Green Snatch 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kent Jameson, Stoddard, (06/1983)
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Submitted By: Kyle Kunz on Jun 22, 2009

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looking up at the 5.8 face on last pitch


Pitch 1: Start on the mossy slabs between the 2 pullouts and climb up to a tree belay in the corner.
Pitch 2: Climb up the corner then either move left below the roof, or continue up and over the roof, then build a really awkward belay just under the steep 5.8 face with the hand crack to the center left.
Pitch 3: Climb the crack system up the center of the face to a tree belay on top.

Descend off the top from a large tree by rappelling into the gully to the east, then walking out of the rest of the gully. Be careful not to knock down rocks while walking through the gully, they pick up quite a bit of speed if they make it to the road.


Start in between the two pullouts on the mossy slab.


Done will all clean gear. No bolts or chains on route, must build anchors

Photos of The Green Snatch Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Green Of the snatch
The Green Of the snatch
Rock Climbing Photo: slightly different start
slightly different start
Rock Climbing Photo: leading up the last pitch
leading up the last pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: awkward belay at bottom of 3rd pitch
awkward belay at bottom of 3rd pitch

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By oliver
Aug 10, 2009

When Climbing this route be EXTREMELY careful of loose rock. When I last did this climb there were multiple suitcase size rocks and large detatched flakes that are ready to go and they wont stop until they are in the road.
By Colby Wayment
From: Ogden, UT
Dec 9, 2010

First Ascent: Kent Jameson, Stoddard (6/83).
By Neil Johnson
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 2, 2014

After the first pitch it gets a little confusing. If you stay far left, the last pitch is a 5.6. Above this 5.6 variation, there is some webbing around a boulder to rap off. If you go straight up and pull the roof, the last pitch is a 5.10, there are a couple of old fixed pins below the roof. If you traverse to the right up to where the roof starts to taper out, the last pitch will be a 5.8, I believe this is the regular route.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
May 10, 2016

Fun climb! Here are my thoughts on each pitch:

P1: Relatively short pitch. Lots of moss. Belay tree at the top of the pitch has old slings around it. 5.7

P2: Long pitch. Has a couple of fixed pins on it in the corner. The belay at the top of the pitch (or at least where I set up the belay) is on a sloping ledge, and I didn't think it was all that awkward or uncomfortable. Setting up the anchor was a bit tricky. I used small Aliens, a small nut, and a purple Camalot off to the left for the anchor. 5.7

P3: Short but lots of fun. Definitely the best pitch on the route. I traversed left on good feet, clipped the obvious fixed pin, and then went up the fun hand crack up and right. Belay tree is down and to the left of where I initially thought it would be. As of today it has a couple pieces of webbing and a quick link around it. 5.8

Descent: We did two rappels with a single 70m rope. The first was down from the final belay tree into the gully to a tree with a couple of slings on it. The second was from the tree to terra firma (a scree slope), from which it's a simple descent down the slope and past The Diamond back to the road.

Diamond Spire makes for a fun addition after the two rappels. Just hike further up the gully from the bottom of the second rappel.
By tyler bostwick
From: Ogden, UT
9 hours ago

Added a new piece of webbing to the rap tree up top. Watch for loose rocks! My partner knocked one down that exploded when it hit the road. Lucky it didn't hit mine or another car.

Rapped with a 70 off the tree but 60 would have been plenty.

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