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Skin the Cat

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

Geezers Go Sport

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One Brick Shy 5.10c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Stacy Temple in 1992
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This enjoyable and long line begins just left of Skin the Cat on the same ledge. Step up on a boulder and grab the holds you need to launch up onto the face. Continue the journey past bulges and cracks to the anchors.
Moves: Slopers
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Private

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3.37 stars (101 votes)
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5.10c (76 votes)

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hoss said on May 5th, 2004
blow a clip near the top and watch in horror as your knees are devestated by the roof below. Seriously be careful my friend almost lost both his knees.
pigsteak said on September 19th, 2005
not that well bolted, but the route is enjoyable if you are comfortable at the grade....
Anonymous said on July 23rd, 2007
This route may be poorly bolted, but it is still one of my favorite 10s at the Red. If you are comfortable at the grade, you will really enjoy it.
Lander said on November 22nd, 2007
This is a good harder 5.10 with really good rests.
kidney_dave said on May 7th, 2008
this is a decent route...but terribly bolted...blow the second clip and its goodbye to your ankles...blow the 4th and its the same thing...ditto on the last, your knees will get devastated...not a bad climb and the rests are there when you need/want them, but there are tons of better 10s to climb....
jdstic2 said on September 16th, 2009
the anchors on this thing are getting dangerously loose. both are freely spinning. scariest clean ive had so far
Jeff said on March 8th, 2010
New anchors/chains as of today.
swj said on May 9th, 2011
like an overhanging lap route at the gym... lots of big holds, straightforward moves, fun.
nik said on May 8th, 2012
i second many of the comments above. really fun, but a little spicy compared to other red, sport climbs i've done.
DrRockso said on July 8th, 2015
Updated with SS Glue-ins, 3/18/2015. Thank you ASCA!
Raiden said on December 7th, 2015
Fantastic route! It is a little spicy but just fine if you're comfy on the grade / massive jugs. Thanks for the new bolts & anchor!