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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
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Kurt Smith
Page Views: 1,109 total, 8/month
Shared By: Taylor Roy on Jun 27, 2006
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Aesthetically, this route is fairly uninspiring, but the challenge, and movement that Skeletor offers still makes this line worth trying. From the ground, shuffle through a confusing series of holds and set up for a perplexing crux that consists of scant feet, shitty pinches and a dyno to the break. Recover, and call upon the power of Greyskull to help you battle through easier, yet surprisingly pumpy terrain to the anchors.


Between Don't Trust Whitey and Pygmy Mastodon Boner, on the right side of the Skull Cave.




Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
This route essentially made me quit climbing at Rifle. One late October morning, after warming up on Pile Driver in sub-freezing temperatures with three inches of snow on the ground, I tried one last time to hold the crux lunge and realized it was time to move on. I haven't been back since. But you never know.... Dec 14, 2007