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This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at The Zoo

Skin the Cat

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Zookeeper 5.14b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Andrew Gearing in 2016
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Overhanging seam left of slab lines. Tough start to a series of powerful and long moves to bad holds.
Moves: unknown
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private

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Submitted by: horst
Date: May 16th, 2016

Submitted by: Raiden
Date: Dec 7th, 2015


fosterdi said on April 13th, 2016
Andrew sent this yesterday, suggested 14c.
Anonymous said on April 16th, 2016
Jimmy Webb sent second go today
Anonymous said on April 16th, 2016
Thanks for the updates spraylords
Chiyram said on April 16th, 2016
At least 51% of this site's purpose is for spraying...sorry you're feeling inadequate.
Anonymous said on April 16th, 2016
I heard Adam Taylor got the third ascent using his weiner as the rope! True innovator that guy...
dustonian said on April 16th, 2016
haha... that's the kinda spray this site needs
Anonymous said on April 16th, 2016
Sport. 5 bolts 14b. - AG
horst said on May 17th, 2016
My son, Cameron, sent this route on May 16th--loved it! Worked it with the top dripping the past two days, but sent with totally dry conditions today. Cam used the same starting holds as Jimmy and agrees with Jimmy's 5.14a. Regardless of grade, it's a sick line and a proud FA by Andrew. Kudos AG!
Anonymous said on May 17th, 2016
Fuck off horst!!
Anonymous said on May 17th, 2016
Congrats Cameron, was fun to watch you work on this the other day! -Erik
Anonymous said on October 31st, 2016
The ability to comment anon on this website is one of the single worst things that has happened to the RRG community. I'm glad that we love making ourselves look like complete trash to the larger climbing community. Way to go, gang!
Anonymous said on October 31st, 2016
Pretty sure the good outweighs the bad when it comes to anonymous commments.
ray said on November 1st, 2016
It actually just proved pretty useful for you since you chose to post your rant anonymously.
Anonymous said on November 1st, 2016
Anon = Jimmy Hoctor 98 percent of the time
bryan brown said on November 1st, 2016
Ray, you're completely right, and that's precisely why I posted my first comment anon. It facilitates pointless trolling by people that won't attach their name to the lovely things that they feel compelled to write. I authored the comment about the detriment to the community that anonymous posting represents. I own it. Now, I'll just sign off and watch the trolls roll in and validate my point. It's really a bummer that a place as special as the RRG is represented so incongruously online.
ray said on November 6th, 2016
So, bryan brown, if someone were to bypass our super secure identity verification process and create a user account named "anon1" would that be any different than posting anonymously?
Anonymous said on November 10th, 2016
How did the cheater stack under this route grow so huge!? People skip the start of the route so they can climb and downgrade it, but still call it the same route. What happened to respecting the vision of a first ascentionist?
Anonymous said on November 10th, 2016
Hey Cryan, what community are you talking about anyway? There are way TOO many climbers these days to assume there is some type of communal agreement or association because we climb. I don't associate myself with the majority of assholes that find themselves at the Red each weekend or any other climbing area. Most have no respect for nature, others or themselves. Where does this website say it was a G rated website created for this supposed community? Ultimately, It's a kickass website that has helped thousands of people. If you don't like it spend 100's of hours providing your own for free
Willy said on November 11th, 2016
Ya if we couldn't post Anon, how would we make Climb2core cry himself to sleep every night. This site is awesome!
Anonymous said on November 11th, 2016
Huge stack of "cheater stones" below this climb. I have to wonder if the FA used all those "cheater", I mean "sending stones"? Should this be two separate routes. Zookeeper and Zookeeper High Start (aka ZK Cheater Stone, aka PooKeeper)?
Anonymous said on November 11th, 2016
Cheater stones or not, it's a beautiful rock climb...simply enjoy it for what it is...and quit your bitchy little whining...haha
whoneedsfeet said on November 11th, 2016
*pops popcorn* good, good let the hate flow thru your veins.
transmittabletableau said on November 13th, 2017
First bolt fell out and the current third is falling out. Tightenignwas attemptsd
Anonymous said on November 13th, 2017
It sounds like you had a wrench there, so why didn't you put it back in..
Anonymous said on March 5th, 2018
And the stack grows larger and the architecture more intricate! All of the opening moves are now eliminated, starting directly with the big reach off a left undercling. Still a beautiful route and worth climbing, but the grade should reflect the evolution of "the pile". 13b/c.
alexmcintyre said on July 31st, 2018
Replaced (very manky) draws on this early May 2018.
Anonymous said on August 1st, 2018
Anonymous said on April 21st, 2019
Bolts should be chopped. This is clearly a trad line
Anonymous said on April 21st, 2019
If you send it with no bolts then please record the send then you have permission to chop the bolts. Otherwise stick to your 5.10s gumbeeeeeeeeeeeeeee