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Skidmark Right 

WI5+ M6

Type:  Trad, Sport, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'
Original: WI5+ M6 [details]
FA: ? Kevin Cooper and Howard Burkhardt ?Duncan Ferguson Jeff Lowe Mark Wilford
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 854
Submitted By: Ryan Jennings on Dec 5, 2006

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Kevin Cooper, Howard Burkhardt and I put up three new ice routes on this crag this last weekend 12/1/2006. Perhaps they have been done before. If not they are now called "Skidmark Left, Skidmark Right and Road Rash". All three climb 1-2" thick ice and use existing bolts and natural protection except for Road Rash which required the addition of one bolt above a loose flake. They form most years for a few days. Skidmark Left is the black water streak of Alley Cat Street and uses this routes protection. Skidmark Right is just right of Alley Cat Street and uses mostly natural pro with a long reach right for a bolt 30ft? up. Road Rash starts left of a left-facing corner (100ft? right of the other routes) and starts out steep up and slightly right to some sketchy flakes that must be stood on to reach the new bolt before commiting to a slab that takes you to a small overlap which leads up a left leaning/facing corner. All three routes are WI5+M6 or thereabouts and 80-100ft in length. Enjoy!

This was originally submitted as a comment in the S. St. Vrain rock section.


Just right of Alley Cat Street.


Bolt and natural protection.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Close up of the middle of this route.
Close up of the middle of this route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Skidmark Right.
Skidmark Right.
Rock Climbing Photo: Howard about mid way up.
Howard about mid way up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Route image.
Route image.

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