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Routes in Sky Top

A Pilgrim's Progress T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crash and Burn T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Cretin Corner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Foops T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Gargoyle T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Grey Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Jekyll and Hyde T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lakeview T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Minnie Belle T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Overhanging Overhang T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Petey's Spare Rib T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Rear Exposure T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Ringwraith T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sound and Fury T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Strawberry Yogurt T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Super Crack T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Taste of Honey T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Yellow Verschneidung T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Zig Zag Man T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: Fritz Wiessner, Hans Kraus, and Beckett Howorth, 1940
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on May 31, 2007
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While public climbing is still legally and enforceably prohibited at Sky Top, you may climb LEGALLY at Sky Top as a guided client, since 2007. Details

Description

Extremely impressive for a route FA'ed in 1940. This route is a graveyard of very old pitons, most of which do not engender a warm, fuzzy feeling. The main crux is the transition from the crack to the face; as usual, it's probably easier if you're tall. There are some decent rests, though, if you can find a way to capitalize.

Location

15 feet right of the first vertical crack around the corner from the entrance to the Crevice, at some boulders below a crack.

Pitch 1: Climb up onto the boulders just right of the crack, step up left to teh crack, and follow it to a belay ledge/rap station to the left.

Pitch 2: Climb the outside corner to the top.

There is a new rappel anchor off a pine tree on the other side of the Crevice. One rope will reach the ground.

Protection

More than adequate, but bring some larger cams for the P1 belay area (Camalot 3.5, 4). Walk way back from top for an anchor, the area at the immediate top is barren.

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