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Routes in Skull Cave

Bone Machine S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cracked Open Sky, The S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Daydream Nation S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Dont' Trust Whitey S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Forgotten Years S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Moroni Blows S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pile Driver S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pygmy Mastodon Boner S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Skeletor S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Skull Fuck S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
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Type: Sport
FA: Eric Candee
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Shared By: Chris Dawson on Jun 10, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the furthest left route in the Skull Cave. Follows the blocky corner on the edge of the cave. Steep and sustained, it is a good warm-up for the rest of the cave. Worth doing if you're in the area, but not fantastic. The last clip is kind of hard.


Five bolts to 2 bolt anchor.
Well, you can do super-dooper Pile Driver and go Morrison Steaze and create an imaginary line that you can use foot holds below. 5.11b++. May 22, 2003
Traverse in from the Wasteland and it's 5.12e..."Dwindlin' Greenbacks." Apr 20, 2008
Jeff Welch
Denver, CO
Jeff Welch   Denver, CO
The guidebook description of "polished and ugly, but undeniably good fun" is pretty much spot on. Aug 5, 2009
Henry Nadell
carbondale CO.
Henry Nadell   carbondale CO.
Lots of edges, but a lot of fun. Sep 13, 2010
Crag Dweller
New York, NY
Crag Dweller   New York, NY
Beware of permadraws on this route. I climbed the route in '09, took a fall above the 3rd bolt, and realized the dogbone on that permadraw was worn out to the point of being stretched and frayed. Sep 24, 2010
Martin Harris
Martin Harris  
Most steep 11 I have ever seen. It's what you think Rifle should be: polished, steep as hell, but still way fun. Sep 24, 2011
Morgan Pearson
Ames, IA
Morgan Pearson   Ames, IA
Do it, it's fun. Jul 26, 2018

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