Type: Trad, Sport, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 2, 2001 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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On the left side of Observatory Rock is an alcove with several lines, including the sport route, Killer Instinct on the far left. Skin Mechanic starts off right of KI on a bolt protected 5.10 slab/face and heads for a clean 5.9 crack. Belay above the crack on the left. Pitch 2 chases up the obvious corner to the tree above for a moderate trad pitch. We walked off since it looked most simple. This was a good clean line with a nice mix of climbing. The lower section of P1 seemed a bit runout before it was possible to get in some gear.


Bring several draws and a full rack of caming units. Wires for the short second pitch are useful. Walk off to the right is probably a better option than trying to rap since there may be problems in recovering the ropes.