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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
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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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Description [Edit]

Easy climbing off the ground leads to a hard, crimpy crux. Finish just to the right of the anchors and then traverse to chains.

Location [Edit]

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

Protection [Edit]

Bolts to chains

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lech
  5.11a
lech  
  5.11a
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
Willsey
 
Willsey  
 
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

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