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Nearly everyone's first stop when climbing routes in Ibex, the Snakeskin Buttress is a nice introduction to the area. With such a large variety of ratings, its a pleasing spot for all visitors. The crags namesake is an excellent moderate, quite popular, and stands as a good measurement for all other lines at Ibex. The Snakeskin points east, so for a majority of the day this area stays warm and will receive plenty of hours of sun. It consists of the wall's south most corner and face and is separated, starting in the small recess left of the Syringe.
Drive north past the main bouldering area towards the flanks of the largest wall. Park and locate the crag. Snakeskin Buttress is the recessed area set back, but attached to the Severity Desparity Wall.
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Snakeskin 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Rattlerís ArÍte 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Snakeskin 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a UT : Ibex : Snakeskin Buttress
Scramble up an easy face to a bolt. Slither past a pin and enter the weaknesses that snake to and fro. There are several possible variations, as the cracks and seams fork like a viperís tongue. Touchy traverses, an odd combination of jams, friction, face moves and rest stances will leave you smiling by the time you reach the belay ledge. For the second pitch (can be lead as one pitch, but the rope drag would be problematic), scramble up to a bolt and pop the crux bulge to a slab stance. Win...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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