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Short, Hard, & Stupid 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
Season: All day shade
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Submitted By: CHopwood on Mar 13, 2015

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


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


Bolts to chains

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By lech
Jun 23, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

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.
By Willsey
Jul 5, 2017

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.
By Steve Dodd
From: My Van
Aug 7, 2017

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.

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