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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, 30 ft
FA: Gordon Douglas, Mindy Shulak
Page Views: 100 total · 1/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Aug 9, 2002
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Edit]

Interesting that a route so low on the quality meter was one of the earlier pitches bolted at Rifle. For connoisseurs of the truly awful, this is a must-do!

Moroni Blows is the spongy, green route in the very back of the Skull Cave, just between Cracked Open Sky and Daydream Nation. It climbs a sort of pillar to double-bolt anchors at a big hole.

The crux is at the anchor and involves upward slithering into the hole via moss clumps and barnacles. This route sees a lot of water, so be careful that the bolts don't pull out in your face!

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4-6 draws and a short rope.


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It's actually cleaned up quite a bit...and it's not a bad route...every short person I know hates it, because they can't do that last big move to the hole...but everyone that is normal height likes it! May 28, 2004

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