Type: Sport
FA: Sterling Keene, 1994
Page Views: 11,966 total · 54/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 6, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

How about six stars on a three star scale? Smack dab in the middle of the Anti-Phil is a pounded out bit of turf with a dozen killer lines firing straight off the turf. Easy Skankin' is in the left side of this cluster. Scramble up a bit to the first clip and follow a complex face to a grey/blue head wall. The route never gets very steep, although it feels as though it were a bit past vertical most of the way (the rope can't lie however, and the net gain in angle is pretty small). Pick up some remarkable polished pockets in this grey sector. If you still have the guns, power up past the first double bolt anchor on more cruxy (5.12a?) moves to a second anchor where the rock turns tan in color. With excellent stone, high continuity, and loads of power Easy Skankin must rank as one of the best for its grade at Rifle. If anyone climbing at Rifle still climbs lowly 5.12s, then this is a must do. I get itchy hands just thinking about those upper pockets.

Protection

Bring 12 to 15 draws and a 60 meter rope. This route can be done as a short variation with a 50 meter rope or continued (best)- with the 60 meter rope necessary for a single rap to the ground.

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