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Skeleton Key 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Ryan Sinclair Steve Pulver
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: chlorine on Nov 5, 2007

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First 30 feet is sustained and thin. Above roof is loose and easy. It needs much more cleaning to be enjoyable.


In the middle of Boneyard between the 5.10 and 5.12



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By Jimbo
Aug 26, 2008

Ryan promised me he and Steve would go spend some more time cleaning this route up. After they do it will be a fine route, well worth doing.
A bit of a bag at .10+.
OK Ryan brushed some more lichen off the route. So .10d is fair rating.
By Jimbo
May 25, 2011

Climbed this route again. It's cleaned up nicely and deserves at least 1.5 stars. Still think it's a bag at 10+. Everyone pulled or stepped on the little tree to make upward progression.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 7, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

I never touched the tree but I wanted to. Pretty hard for 5.10+
By Ryan and Jesse Morse-Brady
Aug 22, 2013

See route detail photo for this section of cliff under "Unearth Thee Delights."
By K-Tanz
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jul 27, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Fun and thin. I think it has cleaned up a lot from what others have said. A good intro to the slab here and maybe a good warmup for "Bad to the Bone".

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