A really enjoyable new line somehow overlooked for many years til now. Follows an engaging line of features up perfect varnish with several reachy moves to a mellow, featured slab finish. A pretty classic set of moves in my book. This route was bolted ground up without hooks with no toprope previewing and no chalk. One of our party was putting in his first bolts on lead up there on a 5.11-not too shabby! We spotted this line while replacing the outdated open shuts on the neighboring routes with mussies and stainless bolts courtesy the ASCA.
Between the two established 5.10s following seams and huecos up to the beautiful varnished panel and above.
All stainless bolts and hardware. Fixe rings up top for rappel.
From: Las Vegas
Mar 26, 2014
I'm not sure it was overlooked so much as most people probably didn't want to squeeze a route in there. It is a good climb, but probably should have just been left as a TR from Cocopuss. My $0.02
Mar 26, 2014
I'm a fan of squeezing it in there, hence the name of the route. Glad you like my squeeze job, seems to be getting enjoyed frequently these days.
In all seriousness though I thought long and hard before getting on this, I didn't want to crowd the other lines, and I think that in the end this line is a more interesting lead than it would have been a TR. Randy and Pier did a great job on the original lines on this wall, so far consensus is that Snaggle is at least as good as the existing lines. Time will tell, let the fan/hate mail fly!
|By Justin Streit|
Apr 19, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
True, this route does seem like a bit of a squeeze around the third and fourth bolts. That said, it's a great route, smartly bolted, and definitely worth doing. Very fun crux sequences. And it's made with real panther, so you know it's good.
Apr 20, 2014
Sixty percent of the time, it works every time. Glad ya liked the Snaggle, puss.
|By Short Fall Sean|
Apr 21, 2014
Fun route! A bit of a squeeze in the middle, but the top section is super fun and fully independent of the other routes.