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Skid Mark 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Travis Graves, 2007
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Jun 9, 2007

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This route is on the far right-hand side of the Wake Up Wall, starting up the small canyon, and follows a black streak. A thin, slabby start makes way to a series of interesting pinches, followed by a steeper and juggier finish. A varied and fun moderate.


Bolts to Rap Bolt Anchors.

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By Cunning Linguist
Jun 26, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

It's 5.9. But lots of fun, anyway, so call it 5.13 and enjoy it even more, Mikey. :) Big K
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 1, 2007

Now K, just cause you're so strong you forgot what 5.10 feels like, don't sandbag everyone else!! =)
I gave it the rating here that Jerry gave it in the new book.
By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Apr 22, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

What up Mike! I'm fat and don't climb 13's... Felt like a very easy 10/ 9+ especially compared to the difficulty of the rest of the cliff, either way, it's a great warm up...
By mike moore
From: las vegas, nv
Oct 21, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I agree with O'Brien. Travis found a gem of a route - really cool holds and movement. 5.9 is right on. A great route.
By dnoB ekiM
Nov 1, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The best moderate in the Sandstone Quarry! The pockets are just killer and are made to be climbed on. Great find!
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 11, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

fun little route, but the bolt 5' off the ground is semi-confusing- other than that, loved it!
By Justin.Trayford
Jun 11, 2012

If slab with pockets and pinches are your thing this is the climb for you! Fun warm up. I just don't get the lower bolt...
By rachel b stiff
Apr 6, 2014

nice route. for the short climber (5' 1"-ish) the first bolt is nice as you mantle onto the first ledge.
By Tony Whitney
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 16, 2015

Had a blast on this route. I have top roped it a couple of times, but lead it for the first time this weekend. This route is very well protected after the first (second?) bolt. The small roof was both a lot of fun and protected so well, you have to watch for a z clip at the anchors.
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