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Skipper 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: Luke Childers
Season: Fall/Spring and summer
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Submitted By: Luke Childers on May 22, 2009
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Doin' the Skipper...ugh that sounds raunchy.

Description 

Start as far back on the sloping rail as you can. Next you slap and heel hook your way around and under a large roof. Make a few decisive moves to gain the outer lip and set up for the big finish move. If your feet come loose, you may hit your spotter in the head, so watch out for that!!!

It is a great problem!! This is also an area classic!!


Location 

Located on the north west side of Gilligan's Island, this problem is on the north side of the Homestead Trail. As you start to come out of the woods and see the field out in front of you, keep looking to your left.

The line features a large roof with a traversing sloping rail that leads to a sick toss from the end. It's visible from the trail.


Protection 

Pads and a spotter for the finishing moves.



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MZ on The Skipper.
MZ on The Skipper.
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By Luke Childers
Jun 19, 2009

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Man you freak'en crushed the "Skipper" on-sight for the 2nd ascent. I tell you... it was a thing of beauty to watch. What a rock machine!!!

By Monty
From: Golden, CO
May 2, 2010
rating: V5 6C

Sick line! Really cool moves on great rock. Great find!

By Ryando Smithman
From: Golden, CO
May 8, 2010
rating: V4+ 6B+

I really liked this problem. The slopers are super gritty, and that reminds me of back east. The problem is definitely not over when you hit the jug. Top out is interesting.

By Daniel H----
Nov 21, 2012
rating: V5 6C

Excellent problem, definitely worth doing!

By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Apr 6, 2013
rating: V5+ 6C+

Cool problem! If you miss the jug at the lip, be prepared to slide down the chute below, or stack a couple pads up at an angle with an attentive spotter.

By Ryando Smithman
From: Golden, CO
Apr 7, 2013
rating: V4+ 6B+

Did it statically this time around (it's been over two years since I've touched the problem). Always interesting to see how climbing styles change, considering last time I would basically cut and throw to the jug.