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Snake Charmer

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at The Zoo

Crimpin' Ain't Easy

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Buried Alive 5.8+ (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2013
Length: 55ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk right from the previous steep lines to reach a more vertical section of the wall where this flake is located. It's a spicy hot lead so be solid at the grade before diving in.
Moves: Flake
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Private

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pigsteak said on June 3rd, 2013
for real...don't lead this unless you like crap rock.
Jeff said on June 3rd, 2013
Nice lead old man! To bolt or not to bolt. Would be a decent sport line but it takes gear all the way to the spicy end.
dustonian said on May 18th, 2014
Shocked and awed that pigsteak led this on gear
pigsteak said on May 19th, 2014
dustin, i was too scared to do anything else...
caribe said on May 8th, 2019
I led it on gear for a warm up. Come on it's 5.8 I can downclimb 5.8. This thing got my attention. The less than stellar rock had me fiddling with gear quite a bit. I burned a calorie or two. Good head game. Not for the faint hearted.
Anonymous said on May 9th, 2019
55ft I guess you have to start somewhere. :)