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YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- British: E7 7a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- British: E7 7a [details]
FA: Kurt Smith
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Submitted By: Taylor Roy on Jun 27, 2006
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Jerad sending Skeletor. Photo by Justin Jendzejec.


Aesthetically, this route is fairly uninspiring, but the challenge, and movement that Skeletor offers still makes this line worth trying. From the ground, shuffle through a confusing series of holds and set up for a perplexing crux that consists of scant feet, shitty pinches and a dyno to the break. Recover, and call upon the power of Greyskull to help you battle through easier, yet surprisingly pumpy terrain to the anchors.


Between Don't Trust Whitey and Pygmy Mastodon Boner, on the right side of the Skull Cave.



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Minko on Skeletor. Photo by Justin Jendzejec
Minko on Skeletor. Photo by Justin Jendzejec
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By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Dec 14, 2007

This route essentially made me quit climbing at Rifle. One late October morning, after warming up on Pile Driver in sub-freezing temperatures with three inches of snow on the ground, I tried one last time to hold the crux lunge and realized it was time to move on. I haven't been back since. But you never know....