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Match the Snatch 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Dave Groth
Season: Spring, summer, fall
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Aug 6, 2006
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Description 

Starts up in notch to the right of Son Of Great Chimney. On the right arete, it comes out swinging and finishes the same way SOGC does.


Protection 

I know Dave's led it, though I am not sure if he calls it R or not.



Photos of Match the Snatch Slideshow Add Photo
Dave Groth looking stylish on Match the Snatch (5.12a), Devil's Lake, WI. Photo by Bill McChesney from Climbing #125 (April/May 1991). <br />
Dave Groth looking stylish on Match the Snatch (5....
Leading "Snatch Master" by linking to SOGC Direct.
Leading "Snatch Master" by linking to SOGC Direct.
Mr Mix
Mr Mix
Mr Mix on the namesake move.
BETA PHOTO: Mr Mix on the namesake move.
Just about the end of the crux moves, MTS, Sept 2011.  Great route!  Photo Rob de la Riva.
Just about the end of the crux moves, MTS, Sept 20...
The route with Jay Knower.
BETA PHOTO: The route with Jay Knower.
Mr. Mix hitting the jug.
Mr. Mix hitting the jug.
Mr Mix.
Mr Mix.
Upper arete on MTS.  Photo Rob de la Riva.
Upper arete on MTS. Photo Rob de la Riva.
Good beta for the crux move.
BETA PHOTO: Good beta for the crux move.
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By Ian Schmit
Jul 16, 2007

Does Match the Snatch start on the ledge with the handcrack leading up to it? I don't know if I was on the route or not but I went left around the arete off the ledge and straight up to the awkward stance then onto the finish of SOGC. Does MtS stay closer to the right arete?

By Alex A
Jul 9, 2010

climbs the arete on the right side and finishs on sogc, if you did a dynamic move to a good hold, and matched the Snatch, your on route,
good name for this route,

By Tom Mulholland
From: #1 Cheese Producing State!
Jul 15, 2011

Can anyone offer more beta for the start of this climb? It seems like there are some really hard moves on the arete, or some thin move about 10 feet right of the arete, but with a blank section at the bottom. Where should one start?

By Tradoholic
Sep 10, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R

Ok, I got the beta, ready?

Start on the platform, match the snatch and move left onto the face (gear can be placed off the platform, small C3's a few inches right of the snatch).
On the left face with good feet bump your left hand up to some good holds, work the feet up, then bump the right to the arete. Adjust the feet and bump the left up again, then switch the feet up and bump the right to a good under-cling, then rock over (or cross through) for a side-pull on a nice flake (more gear). From there your body will be on the right of the arete, 5.11 climbing from here.

By Tradoholic
Sep 13, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R

I led this today and linked into SOGC Direct for a 5.12b R. R because of a suspect placement of a small nut. If you blew the move to the flat jug higher up that nut would pull you into the chimney and if it blew you would go for a roller coaster ride to below the start possibly hitting blocks on the way.

I think Alex's comment above is incorrect. The "snatch" is very obviously right off the start and only 6ft off the pedestal, thus not a dynamic move.

By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Sep 14, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Awesome Route! Bouldery moves with good flow up the corner.

Really impressive link-up by Rhoads, btw. Inspiring to see it done.

By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Sep 17, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Glad you guys revived this route and sussed it out. Really fun. Thanks for the beta Rhoads/Lohre.