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Submitted By: jason seaver on Feb 6, 2010
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Description 

This has sunny, windy, secluded craggin' on high-quality BTC granite. I wouldn't be surprised if there are other names out there for this crag, and/or the pitches on it, so my names are only suggestions.


Getting There 

This crag is just down and left of Skull Rock. I'm not sure if this should be part of the Skull Rock page, or its own area. Advice appreciated.
Bernard Gillett's guidebook describes a route called Crossbones - 5.8+, on page 187, on a slab down and left of Skull Rock. This is the slab that comprises Subskull's left third. The middle third is a West facing wall with a trio of cracklines. And the right third is a South facing wall with a low, featured overhang on the left and a few cracks on the right.
Sticking with Gillett's approach picture (page 185) seems like the best idea. The trail drawn to Skull Rock crosses beneath Subskull, on its way to Skull, and has Crossbones (#5) marked. 20-30 minutes from the car.


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Featured Route For Subskull
Nate Arganbright working out the moves on FA day.  November 5, 2005.

RetroHang (temporary name) 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Subskull
I am not sure if it would have helped, but I wish we had reported this route four years ago. After a ground-up, all trad first ascent by Jim and Nate in the fall of '05, we returned this winter to find it adorned with bolts.It's a great little line with steep, sport-like climbing on natural gear....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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