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The Rattler 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Darren Knezek
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Submitted By: John Ross on Oct 26, 2008

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Angell, working the first bulge on the Rattler. (N...


Such an amazing route! So overhanging but plenty of good holds!

After clipping bolt one and two, consider unclipping bolt one to reduce rope drag. Clip bolt three while climbing the first roof. Reach above roof two to clip bolts three and four (come back down for a no-hands rest if needed). For the full affect, motor through roof two and find good but hidden holds up the dihedral. Get over the shallow roof three to more good pockets, then past 2 more bolts to the chains. What a gas!!!


First route at the left end of the wall.


8 bolts to chain anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff on The Rattler. Check out those cool pockets!
Jeff on The Rattler. Check out those cool pockets!
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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Oct 30, 2008

Lots of big pockets but still pumpy. Really quite a nice climb.
By darrell hodges
Nov 2, 2008

Pumpy. Super fun. It's worth the drive up the canyon just to do this route.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Jul 30, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I was pleasantly surprised on this one. Really fun route with a couple weird bolt placements. Really awesome pockets and jugs and fun movement, but the route just looks like a stinking pile with guano everywhere.
By Moto
From: Mapleton, utah
Jul 12, 2011

it seems a lot harder in early spring because water drizzles down it making everything slippery
By Austin Farnworth
From: mapleton utah
Jun 14, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Favorite climb in hobble creek
By Darren Knezek
Jul 27, 2013

Whilst I was nearing the anchors on the First Ascent, my friend Doug's dog was barking and nipping at a wound up Rattlesnake not far from the base. It was quite the struggle to give me a great belay and keep his dog from getting bit at the same time. Hence the name, Rattler.
By Austin Hancock
From: Provo, UT
Sep 18, 2017
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Way fun but a little pumpy for the grade! GREAT holds but you have to feel around for them. Well bolted for sure. You definitely have to take time to find holds to get the onsight. Be careful not to skip the last bolt like I did on accident.

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