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The Viper 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Tim Maloney and John McMullen
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Submitted By: David Arthur Sampson on Jun 12, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Viper on the left, Fred Flintstone on the right


The crux is moving to and past the last bolt. A funky R hand pinch/Gaston enables one to slap a bad pocket on the arete and, thus, make it to the bucket flake on top. Shuts are a bit off to the right, so TR climbing would be sketchy.

This is a fun route. A great knee-bar rest can be found just before the serious climbing starts.


The route is on the wall immediately left of "The Flintstones " E-SE face goes into the shade fairly early.


6 bolts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cal at the finish
Cal at the finish
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By David Arthur Sampson
Jun 20, 2007

Technically, this route is considered on the Shooting Gallery Wall. However, its proximity to bedrock is why I posted it here- FYI.
By John McMullen
From: El Portal, CA
Apr 23, 2009

As I recall, but not total recall [I'm old now, lol], this got it's name when one of us nearly stepped on a huge rattler below the crag. Fun stuff!
By Jake Schmitz 1
Aug 22, 2016

A large chunk came off of the saddle feature when I was on it today. Rest of the saddle starting to sound hollow. Be careful on it!

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