The approach to The Snaz took us by Phelps Lake and into Death Canyon. It only took us 90 minutes to get to the base of the climb, so this is definitely a "cragging route" by Teton standards.
Death Canyon. The Snaz is on Cathedral Rock, which is the formation on the right side of the canyon.
Looking up from the base of The Snaz
The Snaz follows the obvious dihedral system.
After 2 full 60m pitches of 5.7 (the guidebook considers this 3 pitches), we reached the base of "The Snazzette", a 5.10 variation to the original Snaz line. The Snazzette follows the obvious splitter: 30 feet of 5.10 fingers off the belay (seen on the left), to 100 feet of tight hands (5.9ish). Classic!
The upper portion of the pitch follows the winding splitter.
I was really psyched that I onsighted the pitch and went on a "photo binge", taking a bunch of shots of Anna following the pitch. Here she is, just past the crux.
Hand jams are the name of the game for 100 feet.
After The Snazzette, a traversing pitch of 5.8 gets us back to original Snaz line. Here Anna follows that pitch.
Looking up the crux pitch of the original Snaz line, 5.10a. First you climb up and mantle onto that obvious flake (no pro, exciting!). Then about 30 feet of fists in a dihedral take you the base of the obvious roof. Wild jamming, stemming, and the occasional jug see you through the roof. Great pitch, but noticeably easier than the Snazzette pitch.
We rapped from the top of the 5.10a 6th pitch; 5 double 60m rappels. Alternatively, you can climb 3 more 5.7-5.8 pitches and walk off. This is a picture of The Snazzette as seen from the rappels.
All in all, it was a great day! There is plenty of more to do on this wall, with "Caveat Emptor", 5.10, and "Sunshine Daydream", 5.11, being the other classics.