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Skin Walker 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Tom Rangitsch, 2012
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Submitted By: Tom Rangitsch on Apr 22, 2016

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Description 

This is the left arete on the steep wall. It starts by clipping the first and second bolt of Whiskey Drunk. From here you gain the arete proper. Big moves lead to a hard lip encounter. The crux is here on small pockets and tricky feet. One more bolt leads to a two bolt anchor outside the A-frame.

An alternate start to this route is to climb the vertical face below, starting from outside the cave. This first pitch is called Sun Dance, and is 5.10b. You will be above the anchor of this route if you start from inside the cave.

Protection 

bolts, 7 or so.


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By Simon W
From: Nowhere Land
Jul 20, 2017

I probably need to tweak my beta to perfection, but after three goes, calling it boulderers 12a. Could go at 11D if it was 15° less steep, or if you climb 5.14.

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