A fun, technical adventure up the vertical face left of the massive dihedral (Ready to Strike) of the Diamondback. Start just left of a second, smaller dihedral left of the main wall and follow the bolt line up through a few small overlaps to a nice little sting in the tail at the top of the route.
Just left of the smaller dihedral, left of the main corner.
11 bolts, anchor
From: Tonasket, WA
Jun 3, 2014
This must be a packed little face of climbs now! The old 1997 Richardson guide shows 2 other routes just left of the Ready To Strike corner - "Easy Prey" (5.8) and "Rattle and Hum" (5.9) - but right of Sidewinder. Back in '97 we TRed a line just right of Sidewinder (adding a directional bolt at the top, 5 or so feet right of the Sidewinder anchor) which we decided not to bolt for lead because of some hollow sections in the middle - we called it "Rewind" and thought it 5.11a/b ** (20 m). I haven't been back since but it sounds like the same line that Cytotoxic now takes, unless the new one goes all the way to the top and has it's own anchors?
|By John Wilder|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 4, 2014
Cytotoxic goes all the way to the top of the cliff with independent anchors. According to the current Skaha guide, this route has a sorted history- sounds like you could contribute further to the story!