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Goofed On Skunk Weed 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Nate Postma, 1990
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 19, 2006

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Matt leading Goofed On Skunk Weed


Climb atop a small ledge 10 ft up (probably the crux), be aware of the loose rock on the right. Follow the finger to hand sized crack to the anchors. In addition to the crack there are many small ledges. Although it is bolted as a sport route, this route protects very well traditionally if you skip the bolts.
  • RCM&W #106, p. 135.


This route lies in a corner left of Two Tone Zephyr about 200 yards to the right from the top of the approach trail.


Bolts to an anchor or for the traditionally minded nuts, hexes, and cams to handsized. Please use your own hardware for top roping whenever possible.

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By Dan Roberts
From: Eastern Iowa
Sep 26, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Nice Trad lead. Use a 00 TCU to protect the "mount-the-ledge-move" at the bottom then it is good nut and small cam placements to the top. I used a #4 camalot near the top where the cracks split. Remember it is bad form to use the two holes and to clip the chains before standing on the ledge.
By Kevin O'Connor
From: Jacksonville, AR
Feb 22, 2010

Another great trad lead at the Bluff. Why is this bolted?
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Feb 24, 2010

Oconnork says: "Another great trad lead at the Bluff. Why is this bolted?"

Why don't you call Nicros and ask Nate what the heck he was thinking when he bolted this climb while developing this crag the year you were born.
By Kevin O'Connor
From: Jacksonville, AR
Feb 24, 2010

Ah ha! Good idea!
By Genghis Philip
Aug 16, 2012

The loose flake on the right of the crux has finally gotten pulled off. Makes this a much more strengthy crux and probably a legit 5.8 without the minus now.
By Dakota S.
From: Denver, CO
Sep 28, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

To me this is a classic warm-up route for someone climbing in the 5.10s. It has great holds and cracks, decent distance between protection, and overall an enjoyable route.
By BryanE
From: Minneapolis, MN
Apr 26, 2015

First time climbing this route today and it's one of my favorites at Red Wing so far. Really fun route with a little bit of everything, definitely worth a try.

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