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Body By Jake S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fire in the belly S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mac Daddy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Short, Hard, & Stupid S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Skunk Cabbage S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Skunk Weed S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Shared By: C Hopwood on Mar 13, 2015
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Easy climbing off the ground leads to a hard, crimpy crux. Finish just to the right of the anchors and then traverse to chains.


Far right route in the Skunk Cave. See beta pic in area description.


Bolts to chains


This route says right of chains but doesn't give you a feel for how right you go. It was enough that my wife didn't want to follow the holds up as it would be a good sized sideways swing for the follower. In my opinion this would be a better route with the chains placed 6 to 8 ft. to the right. Jun 23, 2016
The obvious finish is to follow holds up right of roof which leads you to a ridiculous traverse way back left to chains. After playing with it a bit more though, you can move back left off of small sidepull/gaston and head to big undercling which sets you up nicely to end up right at anchors. I think this may have been the original intent and why the anchors are located here. Jul 5, 2017
Steve Dodd
Hailey, ID
Steve Dodd   Hailey, ID
There used to be a threaded sling to allow for the traversing finish. I added the last bolt which protects the more direct finish Shawn describes. I didn't think it affected the grade, and all the rock out right was rotten for placements. Aug 7, 2017
I think there were issues with potentially loose rock in anchor zones above and to the right. The resulting traverse does seem a bit silly, but it's kind of fun. Thanks Steve for making it less scary! Nov 29, 2017
Chelsea Wood
Boise, ID
Chelsea Wood   Boise, ID
Fun, worth it. Crux was the the very end for me, on a slopey mossy finish. Better than it’s bame suggests. Jun 24, 2018

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