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Fawnskin
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Fawnskin

 

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.31040°N / 116.88°W

Object Title: Fawnskin

Route Type: Sport Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Rock Difficulty: 5.10b (YDS)

Difficulty: 5.10b

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Page By: Dave Daly

Created/Edited: Nov 30, 2006 / Dec 1, 2006

Object ID: 248068

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The Approach

Use the same approach used to get to 'Bird Of Prey' (Thunderbird Wall). Fawnskin is located at the southern end of Thunderbird Wall, approximately 75 feet left of 'Bird of Prey'. (See 'Bird Of Prey' photo as reference) 
A smooth flight up Bird of...
 
The route starts under a small roof and is the right most route on the southern end, intially following steep jugs and eventually leads to a steep slab above.

The Route

Locate the first bolt (can be clipped from the deck if you're tall) and climb over the roof and directly above to the next bolt (.10a). A variation can be done by moving left 5 feet and use the hand crack (5.9). Once at the 2nd bolt, ascend slightly right and up on features, passing the 3rd and 4th bolt. After clipping the 4th bolt, move up to a horizontal crack. Above this crack is a steep slab with thin and balancy moves. Getting onto the slab is the crux (.10b). Step up onto the small lip of the horizontal crack and make a balancy mantle to position for several friction moves. Clip the 5th and final bolt and climb to the anchors 20' above.

The Gear

+ (5) quickdraws
+ Slings for the belay (2 bolts)
+ 50 or 60 meter rope