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Snake Skin Slab

5.8, Sport,  Avg: 2.2 from 301 votes
FA: Jim Shimberg, 1989
New Hampshire > Rumney > 5.8 Crag
Access Issue: Note: New route moratorium area. Details

Description

Snake Skin Slab is one of the more difficult routes on the left side of the crag. The crux is thin face climbing just past the first bolt (which is a little easier if you use holds off to the right of the bolt line). Sustained climbing past three more bolts leads to the anchors. There is a small runout between the last bolt and the anchors that can be protected with a small cam.

Location

Located on the left side of 5.8 Crag, just right of Asbury Park. Starts at a flake behind a double trunk tree.

Protection

Four bolts to Quick Clip anchors.

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Pulling up on April 29th
[Hide Photo] Pulling up on April 29th
Snake Skin Slab (right) and Asbury Park (left).
[Hide Photo] Snake Skin Slab (right) and Asbury Park (left).
Zoomed in at the top
[Hide Photo] Zoomed in at the top
At the top...
[Hide Photo] At the top...
Great Climb!
[Hide Photo] Great Climb!
Right at the start...
[Hide Photo] Right at the start...
Kristen TR. Look for the bolts just left of the two trunk tree
[Hide Photo] Kristen TR. Look for the bolts just left of the two trunk tree
Sam making use of her palm.
[Hide Photo] Sam making use of her palm.
Sam reaching!
[Hide Photo] Sam reaching!
Myself belaying Tim on this great route.
[Hide Photo] Myself belaying Tim on this great route.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

MattWallace
Meredith, NH
 
[Hide Comment] This route is bolted in true Shimberg style run out just enough, but still being safe. The last bolts and anchors seem really far but the jugs make it go by quick. Dec 1, 2008
Tim Waystrong
New Hampshire
 
[Hide Comment] Such an awesome climb. It might be a little sketch for some people but you have to do it. May 12, 2009
MattWallace
Meredith, NH
 
[Hide Comment] yeah tim such a classy climb, the top "run-out" is awesome May 13, 2009
Tim Waystrong
New Hampshire
 
[Hide Comment] Yeah man, the run out is awesome at the top Jun 2, 2009
Peter Jackson
Rumney, NH
[Hide Comment] If you're feeling sketched, bring a 0.5 camelot for the thin crack between the last bolt and the anchors. Apr 24, 2011
Russ Keane
Plymouth, NH
[Hide Comment] Cool route. I liked it more than Toxic Gumbo. Jul 4, 2017
Tara Lusher
Vista
[Hide Comment] Wanted to climb this in July, but apparently the third bolt was very loose. Hope to hit it next time. Aug 1, 2019