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In The Buff 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: "Buffalo" Bob Starnsky and Ed Palen
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Submitted By: Gunkiemike on Aug 21, 2009  with updates from Robert Hall

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In the Buff (5.7). Wet Streak (5.8) is just to th...

Description 

A good intro to the fun, featured rock at Snowy.

Protection 

Bolts to rap hangers. A 4 inch cam will provide an anchor at the base to keep your belayer from taking the 300 ft slide down the lower slabs. Note - this is NOT the 4 inch cam placement that Lawyer recommends for the route Redneck on a Rope, but there's no need to bring two, as RoaR climbs directly above a clump of trees that secure the belayer.


Photos of In The Buff Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Shun climbing. Making it look hard!
Shun climbing. Making it look hard!
Rock Climbing Photo: The features stand out in the late-day sunlight.
The features stand out in the late-day sunlight.
Rock Climbing Photo: A belay with a view!
A belay with a view!
Rock Climbing Photo: Lukas Cassick is "In the Buff"
Lukas Cassick is "In the Buff"
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking west from the anchor.
Looking west from the anchor.

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By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Aug 21, 2009

Can you clarify the 4" Cam comment? Do you mean that this is not the same route requiring the 4" Cam as suggested by Lawyer in the new ADK guidebook, or the same placement for the Cam?
By Gunkiemike
Aug 22, 2009

If you brought a big cam for Redneck, you can use it for this route as well.
By Mike Caruso
Jan 8, 2011
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Mike is referring to a horizontal crack located at your feet on the start of this route that serves as the only belay anchor. If you do not have that established for an anchor and you came off before clipping the first bolt, you and your belayer would be in for a long ride (flight?). As I said on the first page, the belay ledge is sloping and the grass is slippery.

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