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Sidewinder 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA:  Doyle & Janoscrat
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jan 19, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Snake face

Description 

Sidewinder is a phenomenal pitch located on the Snake Face - the wall just around the corner from the Face of a Thousand Pitons which is just left of Triple S. Traditionally done in two pitches, but easily done as one. Begin in the center of the face at a right-facing corner with a roof. Climb this corner to the roof, and perform difficult moves above pro getting past the roof and then traversing left to a good belay ledge with a bolted anchor. Belay here or continue straight up past another roof (difficult) to a leaning finger crack (tricky pro, tenuous). Awesome!


Protection 

Standard rack. Extra small wires and small cams.



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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jan 19, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This one and "Spock's Brain" are the two thin crack (seam?) classics that I enjoyed the most.