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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: John Cardmon, Mike Williams & Brad Singer, October 2006
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 24, 2009

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I guess to build a skyscraper you have to have a solid foundation. Skyscraper is all about the start. The fun begins with an off-balance and hard-to-reach clip. This height-dependent crux involves a long reach and delicate balance to work into a stem. Key holds allow the climber to work up while continuing to stem, to reach the second bolt and a large flake on the left. Tenuous moves gain the wall above, where more straightforward climbing leads to the anchor, shared with Bearish. Rappel to descend.


Delancey Rock, center bolt line.


4 bolts, bolted anchor

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 28, 2009

There was an alternative start to this climb - working up the left seam. Only know of one person to send it that way; it was at least as hard as the crux mentioned in the description, involving some gastons and a high step. Unfortunately, the knob for the high step was recently blown off, leaving nothing.
By C Miller
From: CA
Jul 23, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

A decent route with a boulder problem crux and then much easier climbing above. The upper section is fairly dirty and uninspiring at best.

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