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The Snake 


Type:  Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 75'
Original: WI4-5 [details]
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Submitted By: sunder on Jan 21, 2010

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Another view of the detatched Snake in late 2009.


Large fang on left when you are walking into Tonti Canyon. Feed by a small creek from under the above road.


Lead... Dont' know TR setup

Photos of The Snake Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Snake', 2004.
The Snake', 2004.
Rock Climbing Photo: Not too often we get to see this much ice on the '...
Not too often we get to see this much ice on the '...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Snake in a really 'fat' year.
The Snake in a really 'fat' year.
Rock Climbing Photo: After it melted out and detatched, we had this won...
After it melted out and detatched, we had this won...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tonti Canyon - Fang - Jan 9 2010
BETA PHOTO: Tonti Canyon - Fang - Jan 9 2010

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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 25, 2010

Has had some good years forming, snd some bad ones where it never made it. Dubbed the 'Snake' during early 80's ascents.
By Tradiban
Feb 22, 2010

It was in pretty good on 2/21/10. I lead it but the screws were crap in pretty wet ice. The top left was pretty hollow too. A large part of the left side had fallen off.

Over the lip provided some good ice for anchor screws.
By Brenton Wright
From: Chicago, IL
Dec 4, 2011

You can back your TR setup up with the guard-rail of the road up top. Also a couple choice trees.
By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 9, 2016

Our anchor set up way back in early 80's was onto some pipes embedded in the concrete of old drainage culvert,,,and a few poor screws too set back 20 ft.

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