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Buck Up 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 165'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Josh Smith, Jason Halladay
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 495
Submitted By: Josh Smith on Oct 29, 2013  with updates from George Perkins

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The most obvious clean dihedral on the upper wall. Good as a reference point. Pitch 1 is fun fingers and hands (5.10). Belay on a big ledge about 70 feet up. P2 is an amazing stretch of stemming and thin climbing (5.11+).


About a third of the way down the upper wall. The most obvious clean dihedral on this wall.


P1 takes finger to hand sizes. P2 #3s useful. P2: 2 or 3 each 0.4 to #2. One #3 useful for just below the single bolt. Possible to place good medium nuts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Keith looking for some holds at the crux 2nd pitch...
Keith looking for some holds at the crux 2nd pitch...
Rock Climbing Photo: Buck Up topo. Buck Nasty in yellow.
BETA PHOTO: Buck Up topo. Buck Nasty in yellow.

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By Aaron Miller
From: Santa Fe, NM
Feb 19, 2015

Pitch 1 climbs better than it looks. Pitch 2 is amazing. Bring a set of C3s or similar, nuts work too. #3 cam not necessary, but can be used. The rock quality on this route is spectacular.
By Rstrang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Feb 20, 2015
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Agreed Aaron. I always thought the first pitch was a good route by itself! The 2nd pitch is icing on the cake and one of the MUST DO pitches at Capulun!!

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