Type: Sport, 100 ft (30 m), 2 pitches
FA: Marcus Floyd
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Shared By: Marcus Floyd on Nov 19, 2016
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Skunk Compass received its name from the stinky scouting compass found at the top of the cliff after topping out the route. Yes, the compass must have been sprayed by a skunk due to the horrendous smell emanating from the flat, magnetic device. The compass was hung from the mid route rap anchors as a funny object to be found during future ascents.

The lower slab bulge crux and mid-route open dihedral have similar crux difficulty. Holds are easier to see as you climb the line. At the rap bolts, you can either rappel down 60 feet, belay, or simply clip and continue 30 feet climbing easily past another bolt on your way to topping out this route. Most of the lines along Providence Main and South Walls were originally climbed to the top of the cliff. Rap anchors are mostly a convenience for those who couldn't care less about standing on top of the mountain. Sometimes we climb to merely work though the technical crux, then repeat for the workout.


Start on the next line of bolts 15 feet to the right of the slab route, Slab Town. Head up and left to the shallow dihedral, then up and over the next bulge.


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