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

Skin the Cat

1 votes

Zoology 5.12b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Nick Kane, Sam Romano in 2021
Length: 40ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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If scar tissue was too easy, try this steep line just left of Zookeeper. Hard crimping gets you off the ground. Traverse right to a couple of pockets just before the roof. Pull hard to a wild sequence which most likely will leave you cutting feet on a mega jug and pull the roof to gain easier terrain to the chains. Clipping the low first bolt keeps the belayer from swinging off the boulder.
Moves: Crimpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Private

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3.33 stars (3 votes)
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5.12b (1 votes)

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Date: Jun 28th, 2021