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Bloody Englishman T 
Cold Turkey T 
Easy Chimney T 
Gobble Up T 
Gobbler's Cobbler, The T 
Honky Jam Ass Crack T 
Lack Crack (originally entered as Moderate 2) T,TR 
Left Handed Jew T,TR 
Liquid Acrobat T,TR 
Mark of Zorro T 
Moderate 2 (originally entered as Lack Crack) T,TR 
Moderate 1 T,TR 
Ragger Bagger T 
Reefer Madness T 
Sangaphogos aka Easy Off-Width T 
Short and Sweet 
Steppenwolf T 
Stiff Little Fingers S 
Turkey Sandwich T,TR 
Wet Turkey aka Turkey Perch Offwidth T,TR 
Wide Chimney T 

Cold Turkey 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jun 19, 2006

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Just around the corner to the right of Steppenwolf, you can see this steep, splitter hand crack on the left wall of a dihedral. Moderate jamming (you can stem off to the right to make it even easier) leads up to the steep crux section. The crack here is a bit flared in places, but you can place good gear for protection.


This is on the wall just left of Moderate Cracks.


Standard rack, with some finger and hands-wide hands size gear.

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By 419
From: Denver
Sep 26, 2011

This line will be in the shade when the rest of the area is getting fired up.

The crux protects well with an RP on the face.
By Eric Klammer
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 15, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a great line to climb if you want to mix things up from the many lower angle, straight in, crack climbs found at the Perch. A good hands to wide hands crack (with right foot stemmed to the boulder) leads to some fun crimping and steep jamming above. A small BD nut gives you protection at your chest for the crux, and bomber cams go in a couple of feet above. Swing left to Steppenwolf at the top of the pillar, and run it to the anchor on a hero hand crack!

I believe this climb is referred to as "Alligator Skin" is the new Haas SP guidebook. Fitting.

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