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Skinny Witch 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Trevor Feagin and James Garrett, 13 July 2011
New Route: Yes
Season: Just about anytime!
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Submitted By: James Garrett on Jul 13, 2011

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Eric Allen on the appropriately named Skinny Witch...

Echo Canyon Seasonal Closure: Jan. 1 - second Saturday in April MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Skinny Witch has better more intact cobbles, and though still a dirty girl for the moment, holds promise for future parties tasting her witches brew. You really feel like you are on top of a tower on this one, as indeed you are! If her dirty nature is intimidating, silver jug handles (A0) are in ready abundance.

Just up hill and to the east about 35m from Wicked Witch, you will find the skinny one.

Pitch #1: Climb up the monster holds past frequent dirty indiscretions to some puzzling final moves to the three bolt belay. 5.9, 13m.

Well protected to the dizzying heights, good fun for all.

Location 

When viewed from The Witches road sign, Skinny Witch is the skinny one mingling with the other witches on the right.

Protection 

QDs for 9 bolts.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Skinny Witch from up the hill
Skinny Witch from up the hill
Rock Climbing Photo: Skinny Witch on the right of the Witches group
Skinny Witch on the right of the Witches group
Rock Climbing Photo: Skinny Witch from the Wicked Witch
Skinny Witch from the Wicked Witch

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By Steve M Miller
From: Park City, Ut
Sep 9, 2011

after attempting to climb Wicked Witch and not trusting it I looked at it and decided this place is not for me be safe if you chose to do these climbs i'm sure there good maybe i'm just not too trusting of the rock but thats my opinion
By Craig Martin
From: Park City
Jan 5, 2012

After getting denied in Echo Canyon proper due to a closure for wintering wildlife, we checked this place out. Thanks for the hardware James. Unfortunately this place will hold little interest for free climbers as it is really loose. Time will not be kind to these towers. The best holds are the bolts.
By rking101
From: Evanston, WY
Aug 30, 2012

My buddy had a huge jug blow at the top of this it was a widow maker size. wasnt able to climb this because the rain starting to come down on us.

Ric
By Taylor Gemperline
Oct 22, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

This is a pretty cool climb considering it is a sweet tower, but I honestly cannot condone anyone going up this thing if they value their lives. The bolts are... homemade??? They honestly look like they couldn't hold a fall. Well guess what? We found out they can. I ended up pulling out a rock the size of a melon while clipping the second to last "bolt" and took the scariest fall of my life. It was cool once I was up but its not worth the danger it puts you in in my opinion.

I think if someone were to get some real bolts into the witch it would be fine, even with the rock fall.