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Sky Route 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 600', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Greg Collins, Sue Miller, Mike Wood
Season: Fall or Spring
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Submitted By: Gee Double on Jul 15, 2015

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The final pitch, 5.5 crack with an incredible view...

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  • Description 

    Lankin Dome; Direct South Buttress, 1st a short 5.5 right facing corner to bolt anchor. A 5.6 pitch of run out slab. A 5.8 pitch up face crystals on right side of black water groove. Another 5.5 slab/face pitch with hard to find anchors and a last pitch with a 5.6 option up and left or a direct 5.9 crack above the belay. Summit, water filled pot holes, classic.

    Location 

    Directly up the South Buttress. Look for small right facing corner to start and a short but blackest of 3 water grooves at 1/2 height.

    Protection 

    Mostly bolted face so a very light rack, maybe 3-4 small to medium cams and quickdraws and locking biners. Bolted belays, except for summit.


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    By Jared Spaulding
    From: Central WY
    Dec 14, 2015

    I do believe that the direct variation to the final pitch is 5.9 slab (protected well enough) and not a 5.9 crack.

    Excellent route.
    By Zach Carlstrom
    Oct 28, 2016

    Excellent route with moments of run out that threaten to make you crap your pants - just keep climbing.

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