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Snake Face 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Kevin Rauch, Bryan Smith, 4-26-05
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Submitted By: Ebb on Jun 7, 2009

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Snake Face.

Description 

Very fun ledgy climb with some short steep sections.


Location 

2nd route, but first bolt line, to the right of the rock tower. Goes up the face just to the left of the 2 roofs. Anchors are a bit off to the right, above the second roof.


Protection 

Partially bolted (6 bolts), but some additional gear to 1" required. Use a small nut on the runout section between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. Then use gear to protect above the 6th bolt, as you move up and over to the anchors. (1 small nut between 2nd and 3rd bolt. 2-3 small to medium nuts/cams at top).



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Another view of Snake Face from the belay platform.
BETA PHOTO: Another view of Snake Face from the belay platform...
Looking up at Snake Face from the Belay Platform.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at Snake Face from the Belay Platform.
Heading into the crux on Snake Face.
Heading into the crux on Snake Face.
Leading up Snake Face.
Leading up Snake Face.
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By Nate Ball
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From: Taipei, TW
Nov 13, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I usually run it out through the second and third bolts. The climbing through this section is pretty straightforward and easy. The mantel move to get up and around the roof makes even pretty strong climbers think for a second. From here, you can try to continue up the crack (easier), but you'll have to scramble around a bush. I usually move my body into the crack and then make a really exposed, airy step to the right onto the face. You might be able to move onto the face sooner, but I've never tried it.