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Let 'er Buck 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Steve Petro, Lisa Gnade, Gordon Douglass, 1990's
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Submitted By: Max Schon on Oct 17, 2004

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Past the Crux and enjoying the fine Arete Climbing...

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


This route has the unique distinction of being the only sport climb at the Creek, and a great one at that! Let 'R Buck makes for a good end of the day/weekend/month trip climb when your paws and feet are too sore to shove in any more cracks. Located to the right of Binou's Crack.

The crux on this route is getting to the second bolt. If you botched the sequence right at the bolt, then you might hit the deck (or come really close). Having the second bolt clipped is nice, but maybe not necessary with an attentive belay. After the third bolt, the climbing is superb and balancey and in the 5.11 range. The rock on this route is awesome and moves are memorable.


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By Gordon Douglass
Jun 19, 2007

Steve Petro, Lisa Gnade, and myself did the first ascent of Let 'er Buck back in the early 90's.

Regards - Gordon Douglass
By Scott W
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 14, 2008
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Great route! Much better than I thought it was going to be. Clipping the second bolt will leave you puckered, but the rest of the climbing is really really fun, great change from tight hand cracks and off finger routes.
By Harald Swen
Apr 16, 2010

Good route. Hard start (b1 to b2) and clipping 3rd bolt is bit scary (blow it and you're on the ground). Nice intricate climbing afterwards with good rests in between. 5.12b.
By Nicholas Ryan Valoff
Jan 6, 2015
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

A totally inspiring looking feature, this is, simply put, some of the best arete climbing I have ever experienced. Most of the climbing is pretty technical, I found myself unlocking each sequence move by move, consistently engaged the entire time. Highly recommend this one, and unlike most of the climbs at Donnelly, there probably won't be a line for this rig during peak season!

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