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Rattlesnake Arch (Buzzworm) 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Todd Gordon, Cyndie Bransford
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Submitted By: toddgordon on May 17, 2007
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Cyndie Bransford at Rattlesnake Arch.
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Description 

This beautiful arch is located behind The Dead Horse Spire. (Which is on the high plateau behind the hospital in Chinle, Ariz.) Don't be fooled by the 5.7 rating;...this climb is serious, very soft, very loose, very dicey, potentially dangerous, and has a may-pop anchor to boot! We loved it! I got a few token pieces of protection in on the way up the side of the arch;...none probably would have held a fall; my partner surfed a big slab of rock right off the arch following the pitch. And when we rapped off the anchor (about 5-7 pitons), all of them moved and shifted with our body weight. We had fun. My partner (Cyndie Bransford) almost got bit by a rattlesnake on the hike over too. Just a normal day out craggin' on the Res. Alot of bang for the buck on this wild adventure. (Got your curiousity up?) This climb is in no guidebook, and has probably never had a 2nd ascent. I'm sure after reading this description, climbers will be tripping all over each other to get to this climb.......


Location 

Behind Dead Horse Spire, Chinle, Ariz.


Protection 

A rack of cams (Good luck) Maybe a bolt kit for an anchor?



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Rattlesnake Arch. <br />Photo by Todd Gordon.
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