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Goat Skin 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Scott Manzzullo on May 25, 2003
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this route starts right next to the lean yearsfun short 5.7 follow bolts left to chains.someone took the registry from the summit


4 boltschains at the top

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Preparing to descend off of Goatskin.  This was my first climb in the Black Hills--1999.  At least it had a nice view of Baldy!
Preparing to descend off of Goatskin. This was my...
Alex on one of his first routes
Alex on one of his first routes
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By Eric Fischer
Apr 9, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

if memory serves me right, i believe there are three bolts up to the two anchors at top.

By Joe M
From: Rapid City, SD
May 17, 2007

This is one of my least favorite routes Ive ever done. The bolts are old and scary and it should probably be avoided. Felt a little harder than 5.7 too. Not worth the time and effort.

By Tyson S Arp
May 17, 2007

Ahh, my first climb in the Black Hills... I agree, it kinda sucks. It took my wife and I nearly three hours to find this route since we'd never been in the area before. (We were one gully over almost the entire time!) Angela ended up slipping into a hole while we were hiking around and tore the crap out of her leg on some sharp crystals. Then after all that effort the route is short and quite unremarkable! To top things off, we ended up being late for dinner with my brother!

By Paul Huebner
From: Portage, WI
Jul 11, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

If memory serves me right back in 95, I found this short steep climb to have nothing for your hands in two places between bolts. Basically, I remember balancing on sizable footholds, palming the rock and praying one of the big crystals I was standing on didn't come off. Oh, by the way, while belaying my second up I was visited by the goat himself.

By joelhagan
From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 1, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Climbing to the 2nd bolt is balancey and fun, but the rest is not much to speak of. I wouldn't climb it again or recommend it to anyone else.

By Mark Orsag
May 2, 2013
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Possible ground fall from crux-- not well bolted. Crux would feel harder if you are less than average height I would think. Remember being a bit scared at the top too while leading this...