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

One Brick Shy

1 votes

Skin the Cat 5.11a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Alex Yeakley in 1999
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 10 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Hike left from the slab lines through some boulders to reach a pair of lines which begin on a 10 foot high roof. This is the rightmost and more difficult of the two. Step up on a boulder to start. Haul your feet up over the roof then angle right through bulges. Bring your crack climbing skills for the groove leading to the anchors.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Private

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3.37 stars (54 votes)
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5.11a (41 votes)

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Power2U said on July 21st, 2003
Why this has 2 stars and One Brick Shy only has one star I'll never know.
Danny said on April 19th, 2004
This route rocks serious ass. Fucking hand jams all over the place.
n0ir said on August 9th, 2004
65 feet? Climbed it and found 10 bolts + anchors
Paul3eb said on June 26th, 2005
definitely longer than sixty-five feet and it took ten draws plus anchors.. pretty fun, though. maybe it was because i thought i was on 10c but this felt harder than 11a to me.
a_suki said on February 4th, 2008
ballsy first bolt w/o a stickclip
Yasmeen said on March 31st, 2008
Updated to 80 feet and 10 bolts.
J-Ru said on November 1st, 2015
This is much better than the 2 stars. Given the sit down ledge rest, this was a good warm up for the steeper section of the wall.