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Skyline

5.8, Trad, 1500 ft (455 m), 12 pitches, Grade IV,  Avg: 2 from 2 votes
FA: John Williamson, Keith Hogan 1971
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rocks > (12) Oak Creek… > Friar & Byrd Pinnacle
Warning Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. DetailsDrop down

Description

To the right of the Solar Slab is a large, complex, broken face. Its right edge is the southeast ridge of the east peak of Rainbow Mountain. Skyline goes up this ridge, staying to the right of the long gully. There is a lot of class 3 climbing; we belayed on only about 8 pitches. The primary challenge is routefinding, so study the peak before launching.

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William Thiry
Las Vegas
  5.8
[Hide Comment] This is an excellent outing where mountaineering is the main game and technical rock climbing just a part of it. 50% scrambling, 50% technical climbing, and 50% navigational decision making. If you've got what it takes you'll make the summit. Rapping Solar Slab is possible but you'd better do your homework, as it's fair odds you'll be working your way toward it at night. Apr 30, 2021