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Upper Rattlesnake Ridge Traverse

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Traverse the uppermost part of Rattlesnake Ridge to the connecting mountain!


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

736' 224 m

High

634' 193 m

Low

44' 14 m

Up

104' 32 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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This is the uppermost part of Rattlesnale ridge, and is an actual ridge traverse on higher ground above the rest of the trail. This ridge will actually take you all the way from the the Upper Cliffbreak all the way to the connecting mountain that can be seen in the distance. This route involves a lot of scrambling. Nothing too dangerous, but it's not just a simple hike on a flat trail. I definitely recommend wearing trail runners or boots, at least something with good traction.

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Zac Nixon

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  5.0 from 4 votes

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Looking back down the ridge toward pinnacle.
Dec 24, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Another fantastic lookout point!
Dec 24, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Some fun class 3 scrambling will get you to great spots like these!
Dec 24, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Looking back at the traverse.
Dec 25, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Not necessary, but there are several ways to make this traverse a bit more technical!
Dec 24, 2019 near Maumelle, AR
Looking down from the ridge. There are several ways you can down climb and make your traverse more technical.
Dec 24, 2019 near Maumelle, AR

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Dec 24, 2019
Zac Nixon
Traversed the ridge proper, staying on rock the entire time for a more technical traverse. Found a line down to Diamondback Trail from Ridge. 1.6mi — 0h 48m
Dec 22, 2019
Zac Nixon
Fun ridge scramble! — 0h 44m