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South Summit Slab

South Summit Slab

Approach by the gully at the base of the Sunshine Wall. Turn left at the base of the gully and traverse under a slab, about 100 yards down from the saddle between the summits. Tucked away in the small overhang under the lower edge of the slab is a depression era outhouse seat or chamber pot, with not a lot left of it. Further down the same gully is a good bit of heavily rusted roofing tin and presumably, the remains of a long decayed structure. It is hard to imagine how these items came to be in this small narrow gully. Most likely it was a small mountaineer shack, testimony to the rugged people and the conditions they could deal with.

15)** Clean Living 5.10a. Follow line of 3 bolts up friction slab with small overhang at mid route, and larger overhang above. Crux at the top. Take medium stoppers and small cams for a few cracks and the lower overhang. Double bolt anchor below large overhang, 70’.

Below this climb several hundred yards can be found the remains of a shack, formerly bolted to the south summit (the anchors are still visible). Presumably, this was a part of the original Skyland operation. Nothing more remains than scattered bits of roofing tin. The basin that floats around to various locations at the base of this climb is typical of the one every mountain cabin would have for cleaning up, washing socks, and what have you.

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