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Snake Head Dihedral - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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1.5 to 6 inch cams or big bros.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


This obvious dihedral runs underneath the Snakes Head formation -- very wide and runout if you don't have the big gear. It's actually more of a slab climb that uses the dihedral for gear than antyhing else...split into 2 short pitches, then walk over and rap off the Headwall anchors. Verrrah verrah nice route...classic Quartz stuff.

Submitted by: okieterry on 2006-06-13
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Route ID: 11296

7 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating X
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: willwill on 2011-11-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Scary

Crux moves were difficult to protect. Don't fall on this one.

Added: 2011-11-06

Onsight Onsight ascent by: jimmyray on 2006-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2006-08-19

Onsight Onsight ascent by: berkly on 2006-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Easy up to the crux then make some very fun moves out around the bulge to the right. Rob led up the first pitch past the crux in style nad I led the second pitch. Although fairly easy, it was cool climbing below the snakeshead formation feeling the breezeway underneath, too wide for pro, had to run it out to the top of s'wall.

Added: 2006-07-03

Onsight Onsight ascent by: leinosaur on 2006-07-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Finally! Been looking forward to this one, and she's a whole lots of funs, I'd say. Friggin' setup, actually, easy-peasy but lacking good pro for a long, long time (way past parralel to the bolt on s-wall) - but still easy, right until you get to the crux bulge-out-right, and you have to step out on the thinnest face yet, under a nearly-tipped-out #5. Then, if you forget to extend the draw like I did, when you commit to the move and step on up past the corner, your cam walks sideways and pops out . . . so just walk it up a bit, reset it and then go ahead and extend . . . and the hard part is over, though I kept a chicken-wing in 'til I came up to the belay crack . . . then chris led on up and put one piece of pro in the second pitch. our 2nd route of a good 6-route July day. We did: Pizza Face, Snake's head, SH Dihedral, S-Wall, Bourbon Street (onsight solo of the chimney), the Hobbit, and Amazon Woman. Whew! 11 pitches! All on a 99-degree day. Good thing we started at 6 AM!

Added: 2006-07-01

Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: teknikal on 2006-03-24 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

My first outdoor roped climb, I seconded the whole route in one pitch. It was terrifying (I'm afraid of heights).

Added: 2006-03-24

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