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Thin Skin

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Gallery


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Blank Canvas 5.12c (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Jason Forrester in 2005
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Walk 50 ft. left of Banksy to locate an arete and mini dihedral. Begin with tough moves the continue up past multiple cruxes. The tree behind is not an issue.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC
technical (1) bouldery (1)
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4.22 stars (23 votes)
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5.12c (18 votes)

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Submitted by: annieoakley
Date: Oct 11th, 2011

Submitted by: annieoakley
Date: Oct 11th, 2011


pigsteak said on September 15th, 2005
If this thing ends up being over my head, I will open it up to everyone. I'll keep you posted as I start working on it.
pigsteak said on October 22nd, 2005
My route was accidentally sent by another individual before being an open project. Since it now has an FA, it is open to all. Enjoy.
Anonymous said on October 25th, 2005
There is a route by this name at Pocket Wall.
Anonymous said on October 26th, 2005
sorry to hear that.. thanks for the time and effort, though. i'm sure people will be appreciating it soon.
allah said on November 21st, 2005
dosent matter pocket wall is gone if you havent heardthe
Wes said on March 16th, 2006
Some fun (and hard!) moves, but some pretty crappy rock in places.
rhunt said on March 16th, 2006
chop it...
ray said on April 22nd, 2007
Another hold has been lost between the 5th and 6th bolt. What used to be a not so bad move now felt freakin' impossible. Like sands in an hourglass these are the holds on Blank Canvas.
Horatio Felacio said on July 16th, 2007
are you people on the right route? of all the routes in the red to say it has crappy rock...? maybe it's cleaned up since april, but every square inch was solid.
SCIN said on July 17th, 2007
Watch it with the "you people" stuff you racist ass.
Horatio Felacio said on July 17th, 2007
i will snip your penis off professor oinks-o-lot.
ray said on October 12th, 2007
This thing really cleaned up really well. I take back all the bad things I said about it.
Kai said on November 15th, 2008
Very cool route! All the loose stuff must be gone now, I found it very solid.
Power2U said on April 19th, 2009
Solid and rad... fun climb!
sendit said on June 1st, 2009
large flake at start that was a good foot for matching down low came off...maybe harder now? the move was a bit harder for me...awesome route, tricky high crux.
Cromper said on November 5th, 2010
Amazing looking route, hope some day I can send this thing!
KQUINN said on October 25th, 2012
Amazing climb, one of my favorites in the gorge
Brentucky said on September 30th, 2013
Ditto kquinn. This thing has some bad ass, fun boulder problems.
craig.smith1 said on October 2nd, 2014
This thing climbs really good. It's a shame the upper crux has been wet (as in bottom of Goldrush wet) both times I've been on it. It's hard to believe it ever dries out.
JohnnyKy said on August 27th, 2016
Anybody been on this thing lately .... I cant seem to figure out the crux's just past midway seems super hard for a 12c but maybe im just not there yet my wife laughs at me because any time i get shut down on a climb i tell her "some holds must have broken off" hahaha but really does anybody know if this climb has changed
Anonymous said on August 28th, 2016
It's just really hard
Brentucky said on August 31st, 2016
Since you are commenting in August I think that is your main problem. The "easier" way to do that middle move doesn't lend itself to high heat and humidity.
SamWise22 said on September 13th, 2019
Super fun.
Anonymous said on December 26th, 2020
This route kicks ass, but it does have some weird rock in spots. A few of the holds looked wet and would get my fingers wet but how in the hell is anything wet when its 18 degrees outside? Rat-baby