Avg: 3.4 from 42 votes
Routes in Skinner Mountain
|1937 route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Beached Whale (Unknown 2) S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Central Corner T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Dave Bell Memorial S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Eastern Front T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Lookatdat S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Skin the Cat (Unknown 1) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Vegomatic T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Wally World T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
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|Shared By:||Darin Lang on Jul 21, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionAn aesthetic hand crack in a vertical to overhanging dihedral on Skinner Mountain's obvious headwall, Central Corner provides pleasant if sometimes awkward jams, great pro, and fantastic position. It definitely gets three stars and is worth the hike up to Skinner just for this climb.
Central Corner proper is actually the third pitch of any number of climbs on Skinner's lower section. The fastest way to reach the base is by climbing the first two pitches of Wally World (easy). It can also be reached by climbing your choice of a 5.7 slab, a 5.8 slab, or a 5.9- slab beginning around the corner to the left of the start of Wally World. Just pick a line of bolts and head up.
Once in view of the vertical to slightly overhanging headwall, Central Corner is obvious as the only feasible (for mere mortals) line, located in the ominous-looking dihedral approximately in the middle of the headwall. Begin with a few awkward moves to establish yourself in the crack and then fire up past a couple of overhangs to the top. A short wider spot near the bottom can be skirted by using a thin crack on the face. There is really no obvious crux - just fairly sustained 9+ the whole way up.