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Saffron Spider 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mathias Holladay
Season: all
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Submitted By: nelsonthad on Nov 21, 2010  with updates from DynoTee

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BETA PHOTO: TR'ing Saffron Spider


This one is a nice looking line and looks deceptively easy. Many have backed down due to the high first bolt. A combination of friction footwork and balancey side pulls makes this a great route and a hard 9. A cam can be placed low on the route if desired for a more tolerable first clip.


On the Left side of the wall. Just to the right of Spawning Effort. It's the only climb on the wall that looks like a slab route.


Sport. One medium cam down low if desired. It's also possible to pre-clip the first bolt.

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By smassey
From: CO
Jul 19, 2009

Great route! Fun thin face climbing. Takes a great yellow Metolius before the first bolt. 3 bolts, chain anchor. This is the 4th route from left. The first bolt on this route is shared with Our Typhoon Rhythm, Grog Supply, and Magic Cutlass.
By smassey
From: CO
May 8, 2011

This is an old-school bolted route. The cam in question is a yellow Alien/Metolius.
By DynoTee
From: Bellingham, WA
Feb 10, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

You can either add a cam in or preclip the first bolt This route is quite fun
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