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Pigskin 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Ron and Shari Yahne 1989 Ground Up
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Jul 1, 2002

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Barry Rose following Goat Skin, 1997

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Description 

Pigskin climbs a line of huge jugs several routes downhill from the Lean Years. The line can't be missed - these are some of the biggest chickenheads and jugs you'll ever see on granite. An excellent first lead.

Protection 

5 bolts
chain anchor


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Rock Climbing Photo: Alex climbing with Baldy in the background
Alex climbing with Baldy in the background
Rock Climbing Photo: scott at the last bolt on pigskin
scott at the last bolt on pigskin

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By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Jul 4, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

From Vernon Phinney's guidebook: FA Ron and Shari Yahne 7/89
By Mark Orsag
From: Omaha, NE
May 2, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Quite a fun and different route for Rushmore. You can get a two for one here too TR Foreskin from the extended anchors on Pigskin.
By Dallas R
From: Traveling the USA
Aug 25, 2015

Found it, started up the correct crack from the bottom but was unsure, so walked all the way around, back through the tunnel N43.88517° W103.46937°, then down almost to the bottom again. New Glonass enabled GPS says we were are N43.88539° W103.46873°. Said accuracy was within 20 feet even though we were deep in a crevice.

Pigskin was a nice easy climb and shared bolts with Foreskin that had one small section of crystal toes and two finger smears.
By John Wanner
Aug 30, 2016
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

6 bolts, I believe, protect this route, good anchors at the top. You can TR Foreskin (5.8) and a cool 5.7 variation of Foreskin from those anchors. (Please see my post on Foreskin.) Very cool climbing pinching large fins with good pro.

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