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Sky Pilot 

YDS: 5.13c/d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X ZA: 31 British: E8 7a

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.13c/d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X ZA: 31 British: E8 7a [details]
FA: Matt Wendling
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Submitted By: Jonathan Siegrist on Apr 5, 2009

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The big cross on Sky Pilot.


This is a brilliant climb. Incredible, streaked stone, difficult and enjoyable movement, plus it's 100% natural. The crux lies right off the ground- undercling to mono and snatch a crimp, then a moderate rest is followed by a full on rose move to two finger pocket, unwind.. awesome. Continue without rest into pumpy 13- climbing to the chains.


THE LINE. Right up the gut of perhaps the most beautiful wall at Tensleep. A *hard* blank project to its left.


8 QD's, stick-clip is nice.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Sky Pilot.
Climber on Sky Pilot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dusty on Sky Pilot
Dusty on Sky Pilot
Rock Climbing Photo: Gunning for a big pocket above the opening mono bo...
Gunning for a big pocket above the opening mono bo...
Rock Climbing Photo: SKY PILOT 5.13

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By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Oct 4, 2012

I can't think of a better word than "brilliant" to describe this line. On par with any of the best hard sport routes in America.

Since I'm bored at work, one small nitpick for the sake of preserving history: Although I'm sure there is no official definition, I don't think the cross move qualifies as a 'full on rose move'. "Rose Move" comes from the classic Buoux route "La Rose et Le Vampire". Here is what a Rose Move looks like:

Rock Climbing Photo: THE original "Rose Move"
THE original "Rose Move"

I suppose its possible that a really short person may need to do an honest-to-god Rose Move (or a regular-sized person could contrive one), but I think most people will just do a big cross as in the pic I posted. Whatever, its a rad move either way!

(I feel dirty whining about this)
By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Oct 8, 2012

As you should, starting to sound like Logan?
By Mike Snyder
From: Cody, WY
May 15, 2016

No 'Rose' move on Sky Pilot, however there is one on Esplanada right after the third clip.
By Philip Lutz
From: Bishop, California
Sep 5, 2016
rating: 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a

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