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Cottonmouth 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kurt Smith
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Submitted By: Layne Wyse on Sep 10, 2010

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cottonmouth

Description 

Begin at the right end of the wall on slabby territory with positive holds until you encounter the beautiful orange rock above. Make a couple of moves to a small letterbox slot, then crank consistent sustained moves on the gently overhanging headwall. This route is quite pumpy and might feel a letter sandbagged. It would also go on solid gear if you felt so inclined - good horizontals throughout with solid placements.

Location 

route at the top of the trail to the left of the large angling tree and chimney crack.

Protection 

6 bolts, or gear if you prefer, ring anchors


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By Stephenmontgomery
Oct 30, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I was super pumped at the top and almost gave up but I didn't. This climb is totally worth it. Not to mention there are some sweet climbs in the rest of the area.