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Snake Skin Slab 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jim Shimberg, 1989
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Feb 26, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Snake Skin Slab (right) and Asbury Park (left).

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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.


Photos of Snake Skin Slab Slideshow Add Photo
Pulling up on April 29th
Pulling up on April 29th
Myself belaying Tim on this great route.
Myself belaying Tim on this great route.
Sam making use of her palm.
Sam making use of her palm.
Sam reaching!
Sam reaching!
Kristen TR. Look for the bolts just left of the two trunk tree
Kristen TR. Look for the bolts just left of the tw...

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 1, 2008

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.
By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
May 12, 2009

Such an awesome climb. It might be a little sketch for some people but you have to do it.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
May 13, 2009

yeah tim such a classy climb, the top "run-out" is awesome
By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Jun 2, 2009

Yeah man, the run out is awesome at the top
By Peter Jackson
From: Rumney, NH
Apr 24, 2011

If you're feeling sketched, bring a 0.5 camelot for the thin crack between the last bolt and the anchors.
By Natasha LeCours
Oct 14, 2012

Brady, you can report issues at climbrumney.com/support-us/rep.... I don't recall there being any widow makers there but it's been a while since I've been on SSS.