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Routes in Columns (aka Skinner Butte)

3rd Column Jam T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
4th Column Face TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
4th Column Jam T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
5th Column (aka Sign Face) TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bat Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crack a No Go T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Fat Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hard Lieback T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Left Ski Track T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Limp Dick T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Main Chimney T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Right Ski Track T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Satisfaction T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Second Column Left Jam TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sign Crack (4th Column Jam Left?) T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Transportation Route T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, TR, 45 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: EugeneGuy on Sep 13, 2008
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

This is a pretty good climb. Definately worth doing if you're at "The Columns." Climb the chimney by stemming the entire way up (requires a little more strength), or use a combination of face climbing and crack skills. Crux is near the top, maybe 3/4 of the way up. Gets a little wet and dirty during the rainy season, but other than that, it's usually good.

Location

Climb the obvious chimney immediately to the right of the main buttress.

Protection

Can be done Trad or TR. Chain anchors at top. Small to medium stoppers and cams should be fine. A note about gear placements; they are a little trickier than it looks from the ground.

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There is nothing PG13 about this route and the gear is not "tricky". It's 40 ft tall and it will eat your entire rack if you want to plug it all in. There is one spot near the top where you'll have to have gear at your knees in order to reach the next placement. Ooooh scary. Oct 4, 2012
EugeneGuy  
 
Ok, I'll give you that. Was one of my early Trad leads. Edited the description to remove the rating.

Climbed this route again a few days ago, and it's still a great climb. Sep 27, 2013
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.7
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.7
"Definately worth doing if you're at The Columns."

Edit:
Definitely worth doing if you're at Skinner's Butte. Jun 30, 2015

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