Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Ron and Shari Yahne 1989 Ground Up
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jul 1, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Pigskin climbs a line of huge jugs several routes downhill from the Lean Years. The line can't be missed - these are some of the biggest chickenheads and jugs you'll ever see on granite. An excellent first lead.


5 bolts
chain anchor


Wilson On The Drums
Woodbury, MN
Wilson On The Drums   Woodbury, MN
From Vernon Phinney's guidebook: FA Ron and Shari Yahne 7/89 Jul 4, 2012
Mark Orsag
Omaha, NE
Mark Orsag   Omaha, NE
Quite a fun and different route for Rushmore. You can get a two for one here too TR Foreskin from the extended anchors on Pigskin. May 2, 2013
Dallas R
Traveling the USA
Dallas R   Traveling the USA
Found it, started up the correct crack from the bottom but was unsure, so walked all the way around, back through the tunnel N43.88517° W103.46937°, then down almost to the bottom again. New Glonass enabled GPS says we were are N43.88539° W103.46873°. Said accuracy was within 20 feet even though we were deep in a crevice.

Pigskin was a nice easy climb and shared bolts with Foreskin that had one small section of crystal toes and two finger smears. Aug 25, 2015
John Wanner
John Wanner  
6 bolts, I believe, protect this route, good anchors at the top. You can TR Foreskin (5.8) and a cool 5.7 variation of Foreskin from those anchors. (Please see my post on Foreskin.) Very cool climbing pinching large fins with good pro. Aug 30, 2016