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Skin The Cat 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: John Bronaugh & Alex Yeakley, 1999
Season: Warm Weather
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Submitted By: Tony B on Feb 10, 2007

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This is the first of the climbs encountered on the left side of the crag. These are more characterized by the steeper climbing and pockets. Further right, the routes you have now passed are more consistently thin edges on clean faces.
Start up the right line of bolts from the boulder passing a roof to follow the line to the anchors.

On a very early ascent of this line, I scribbled the following note in my guidebook:
"Choss-pile, Wet too! 10 bolts, 10' right of One Brick Shy, probably 11a."
But I was there on a rainy week. Ellington likes it in his book enough for 3 stars, so maybe it cleaned up and is not always wet.


Approach past the right side climbs,passing along roof above and arrive at a pair of bolted lines starting just off of a boulder at the base of the wall. The right-most of the pair is "Skin The Cat, 11a" The left one is "One Brick Shy, 10c."


10 bolts to a bolted anchor.

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By Socka
From: Bloomington, IN
Oct 18, 2010

The route is neat, someone might find it a bit dirty in the top part, but nothing serious. The holds in the intro crux (roof) are big and solid, so no need of clip-stick, but be aware of the fact that once you start the climb you can not go back.
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