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YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b A1+

Type:  Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 600', Grade V
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b A1+ [details]
FA: Paul Gagner, Jeremy Aslaksen - December 2-5, 2010
New Route: Yes
Season: All Year Sucka
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Submitted By: Jeremy Aslaksen on Dec 29, 2010

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Fun 5.5 pitch route with a bunch of wide as well as some thin beaking/Peckering.

Start at the far right of the South Face below an obvious little spire.

Pretty much the analog crack of Phantom Sprint (North Face).

Fourth pitch shares a couple bolts (one is actually a nail pounded into mud) with Run Amok (Beyer) and 5th pitch shares the final Phantom Sprint (Beyer) bolt ladder.

Final pitch is same as Phantom Sprint.

Rap the route.


Sidewinder goes up the right skyline of the South Face on Echo. Approach by hiking up the yellow talus slope between Echo/Cottontail and the Oracle.


10 - #1
15 - #2
20 - #3


1 set small cams (Aliens, TCUs, Master Cams...whatever you got)
3 sets Camalots .5 - #5
1 #6 Camalot

Face mask.

Plus all the other junk you will need.

There was a BUNCH of back cleaning big cams on this route. Be prepared to grovel. :-)

This route might seem a bit harder than the given grade. Please call Paul GAGner to complain. Thank you for your time. Jeremy Aslaksen

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By the Descender
From: . . . CO
Dec 29, 2010

Right-on guys, looks like horrible fun!

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