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?
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: 5.12a7a+25VIII+25E5 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: 5.12a7a+25VIII+25E5 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: 5.12a7a+25VIII+25E5 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: 5.12a7a+25VIII+25E5 6a
Glad you guys revived this route and sussed it out. Really fun. Thanks for the beta Rhoads/Lohre.