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Cutting Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Fight Club (Round Two) S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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My Secret Garden S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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New Closed Project S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
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Scorpion Revenge S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Seraphim Nachash, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slithering Skink (AKA Dirty Skank) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Snug as a Snail S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Stasis Chamber, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Vine (Open Project), The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b M6-7
Wildlings S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Jayson Nissen
Page Views: 373 total · 15/month
Shared By: Jayson Nissen on Apr 22, 2016
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

I named the route slithering skink because I saw a blue tailed skink the day I sent it and the route wanders a lot. I forgot the adjective and asked my wife what I had been thinking of calling it; her reply is the other name. Dirty skank is fitting because the top of the route seeps a lot and has gotten a lot of dirt washed down on it. This route has three cruxes. The first is transferring from the right ledge into the right facing corner. The second is a high step long reach out left of the corner. The third is moving up the corner from the nice rest ledge.

Location

This route is in the right facing corner just before the trail splits down to the left. There is a large scar and its matching rock at the base of the corner. The route starts right up to the small ledge about 7 feet right of the corner then traverses in just below the first bolt.

Protection

Bolts with rings at the top

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One of the best lines at the cliff. Not nearly as dirty as the description indicates. In fact, some of the best rock at the cliff on most of the route. Great variety of movement in a short route. Great warmup once you know the moves.

The start can be done two ways:
1. Up to shelf and then traversing left.
2. Direct to good holds using small edges and pocket.

Pretty much the same difficulty either way. Jul 10, 2017

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