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East Gate Buttress
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Ankle Biters S 
Bloodline T 
Christopher of the Everglades T 
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El Guapo T,S 
El Pipe Dream T 
El Segundo T 
Flakes, The T 
Gran Hermano T 
Keelhaul T 
Negro Modelo T 
Only Human Var. T 
Plasma T 
Sidewinder T 
Snowflakes T 
Stradler T 
To Air is Human T 
Wild Things T 
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Sidewinder 

YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Drew Bedford 2005
New Route: Yes
Season: spring/fall
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Submitted By: drewford on Mar 29, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: sidewinder, and wild things

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Description 

Face climbing past one bolt leads to this diagonaling splitter. The crack leads through a bulge (crux) and continues through sustained .5" locks to a 2-bolt belay.

Rating is subjective based on finger size. The rock is gritty, bring tape.

Location 

Hike north up the gully from Negro Modelo, skirting the bulk of the East Gate. After some 3rd class (approx. 500 feet), Sidewinder appears on the left as a prominent diagonal crack.

Protection 

Standard thin rack, nothing bigger than 2". Bring plenty of .5" cams--minimum of 5, more for comfort. Small nuts helpful.


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By Landon McBrayer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 9, 2013

BURLY. There are two bolts at the start and 3 pins in the crack. You'll need a handful of micro cams to supplement the fixed gear, e.g., 4-5 purple to blue metolius. Nothing bigger is needed (see next sentence). You could use a #3 camalot after the last pin, but the climbing is 5.8 and not that runout. Good luck!