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Routes in Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)

10 Hex Offwidth T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bombay Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Consolation Prize T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crackback T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dobie Gillis Route, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Duck Walk T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fern Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hemlock Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Keyhole Left T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Keyhole Right T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
PATC Lieback to Bombay Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Piton Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Psychobabble T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rusty Bong T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Waste Age S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
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Description

Good rock climbing, great setting with a stupendous view of the surrounding Blue Ridge, best crag on the mountain when it's warm, usually a nice breeze going, and it's easy to set topropes. Grades range from 5.5 to easy 5.12. Everyone's happy at this crag (as long as they bring tape-GRIPPY rock!)

Getting There

From the 'Attention Hiking Leaders' sign at the summit, hike the blue-blazed Ridge Trail for a couple of minutes until you cross a series of slabs and boulders-the top of the Skyline wall. Descend left or right (I remember right seemed easier and there's a cool keyhole in the rock worth seeing). If you're coming from the Berry Hollow direction, watch on your left for a huge boulder sitting on rock slabs near the beginning of the rocky section of trail. Below this boulder is a narrow, chimney-like corridor that leads to a short descent trail. (thanks to Horst-buy his book)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Skyline Wall (PATC Wall)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Piton Crack
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
The Dobie Gillis Route
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Rusty Bong
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Piton Crack
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Dobie Gillis Route
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rusty Bong
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
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