"Driftwood" direct V6/7. Also known as the "Skinner Problem" and "Shark's Tooth." Starts on two tiny matched crimps at chest height. Gets slightly easier as you go, but scarier. Bring plenty of pads and spotters, as the shelf beneath is narrow and drops away.<br>
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Dave Wachter
Feb 26, 2009
"Driftwood" direct V6/7. Also known as the "Skinner Problem" and "Shark's Tooth." Starts on two tiny matched crimps at chest height. Gets slightly easier as you go, but scarier. Bring plenty of pads and spotters, as the shelf beneath is narrow and drops away.
While the problem deserves to be known as skinner's, he really wasn't the first to do it.

But, Todd was such a great guy most areas deserve a a climbed named for him.

never heard it called shark's tooth Feb 26, 2009
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
I thought I'd heard Samet did it but someone probably did it before him as well.

I think Skinner is a more appropriate reference to the blade nature of the holds and how they can take the skin right off of your fingers as opposed to being named after Todd. Feb 26, 2009
I not sure, but I think Bob Murray did it first (probably barefoot and no chalk). Mar 4, 2011

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