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Routes in Sky Top / Smurf Bowl

Sky Top Buttress S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 260 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Magic Ed & Ismael Garza
Page Views: 316 total, 5/month
Shared By: Jonathan Steitzer on Mar 7, 2013
Admins: MAKB, Ricardo Orozco

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3 pitches, they go 5.7, 5.8, 5.9. The second pitch is more sustained tho than the third. Head up and to the right from the belay on the third pitch for a harder variation.

This route gives you access to the Smurf Bowl

Lots of loose rock on the 3rd pitch.


Go up the stairs at the pools to the scree slope, then up the slope to the base of the cliff and to the right.

This climb is located on the north side of the 3rd plancha.


Sport. There are some fixed draws that you'll want to use for directionals on the rappel, and also for pulling your rope to keep it out of the dirt.


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Dan Africk
Brooklyn, New York
Dan Africk   Brooklyn, New York
Fun route, all pitches seemed stiff for the grade, and there were some exposed, committing moves on P2 and P3! The approach is tedious, and probably more dangerous than the climb, but you'll probably have the route to yourself.

The bolts for the P2 belay anchor are spread pretty far apart, so bring a cordelette or extra slings and lockers, unless you want to do a hanging belay. Mar 20, 2017