|South Peak - West Face
Cottonmouth - Venom
|Type: ||Trad, 2 pitches, 200'|
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA: ||Cottonmouth: Hale & Evans - 1969|
Venom: Prothro, Laeger, Rollins - 1975
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|Submitted By: ||Josh Janes on Jan 19, 2007|
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Cottonmouth pitch. October '07. Photo: Patrick McC...
Two separate routes that when linked together make for a classic outing. Begin on the Snake Face just left of the arete formed by it and the Face of a Thousand Pitons.
P1: Climb the steep corners up to a nice ledge at a bolted anchor.
P2: Step off the belay and climb the right-facing flake up until reaching a thin crack out left. Follow this up past a dirty face to the top of the wall.
BETA PHOTO: The delicately thin layback that is Venom. Gene m...
BETA PHOTO: Gettin' started on Cottonmouth, sweet!
Tim Beechethy leading, 09/15/2012
|Comments on Cottonmouth - Venom
|By Jeff Mekolites|
From: HOTlanta, GA
Apr 4, 2007
Cottonmouth could be the classic 5.10 route at Seneca...I think it was better than MM-Crack of Dawn link up.
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 21, 2008
The linkup totals a little over 100 feet, you can just reach the ground if you rap with a 60m.
May 27, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c PG13
tricky gear, very sustained!
|By Nate R|
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 3, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
I think the 1st pitch is 10c, 2nd 10d
|By A Terray|
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 16, 2011
Best 5.10 at Seneca. Super classic.
|By Timothy Beecher|
From: College Park
Sep 17, 2012
This is an awesome climb! The gear is a little iffy at times due to the hollow nature of some of the flakes but it is well worth it. The moves are very interesting.
Feb 23, 2014
This route is fantastic. Nice no-hands rest about halfway up, so go for it!