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Snakeskin Buttress 


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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Snakeskin Buttress:
Snakeskin   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Rattler’s Aręte   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Britne running from the Wind and the Rattler's

Rattler’s Aręte 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  UT : Ibex : Snakeskin Buttress
Scramble up an easy-angled aręte, clipping a bolt on the way. Gradually, the climb steepens becomes both more challenging and more interesting. Wrestle over a small bulge and scamper up to an undercling. Here, the crux takes you by surprise because you were expecting something different from below. Pull up on a crimp ladder until you can edge your way up to the next stance. Clip the final bolt and pull over the roof onto the belay ledge. The anchors are visible from here, and reside just a...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By KevinTodd84
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 21, 2013

OMG RATTLESNAKES!!!!

By KevinTodd84
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 21, 2013

Seriously. Rattlesnakes. Are. Everywhere.
This wall is dangerous. Keep your eyes open.