Battletoads - The Snake Pit

I can’t believe I forgot how to do this jump. 8P

I’ve been playing Battletoads over and over again these past few days trying to complete it in a single sitting, but I’ve hit a road block; namely, I need help with the final jump in Karnath’s Lair (otherwise known as the Snake Pit). The very last snake is a yellow and red striped one, and he slithers up, then right a bit, then back down, then right and finally up again and through a narrow passage surrounded by spikes.

The problem is I don’t know what to do from here. If I climb up the snake, there’s no way to avoid the spikes. I THINK you have to stand close to the “end” of the snake, wait for the head to pass through the spikes and head right, then make a leap of faith over the spikes and land near the head.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

I hate that level. I always just use the warp to get past it…>_>