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Bull Dykes and Biker Ducks 
Daffy's Shaft 
Dark of the Moon 
Duck A L'Orange 
Duck Waddle Variation 
Fool's Paradise 
Frozen Stool 
Great Grebes, Batman! 
Pied-Billed Grebe 
Playing In The Sun 
Ruddy Duck 
Sportsman's Paradise 
Via Duck 
Walking the Duck 
Western Grebe 
Western Grebe Mantel Var. 
Why a Duck? 

South Face 


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Description 

Slab routes and crack climbs dominate this area. Most protect well; some are runout. Slightly coarser-grained granite than Gate Buttress and "Green A" rock allows your shoes to stick a little better; however, due to the scarcity of climbers, the rock is pretty flaky on most of the routes.

Two-rope rappels are necessary on a lot of routes, and be aware that although many of the old 1/4-inchers have been replaced, not all have. South-facing and hot in the summer, yet too high up in the canyon for the winter sun to effectively melt the snow equates to a great Spring/Fall area.


Getting There 

Park approximately 1.85 miles up canyon at a white power plant (the Pentapitch Area parking), cross the road, and hike west on the dirt road with a gate and "Absolutely No Trespassing" signs.

If this makes you nervous, skirt the signs by 50 feet and bushwhack up to the road.

Follow the dirt road to the point where it turns east at an eroded switchback and continue west on foot trails. These trails will get you to the routes in 15 minutes or so.

It is very easy to turn north too early on these trails, which will take you to the Peeler Face area. Look for bolted slab routes that the trail passes.


17 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Face:
Western Grebe   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 460'   
Western Grebe Mantel Var.   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fool's Paradise   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport   
Great Grebes, Batman!   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Dark of the Moon   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Sportsman's Paradise   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 215'   
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Featured Route For South Face
Following the upper slab.

Daffy's Shaft 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : South Face
This route was really cool. On the left end of the slabs is this bolted line. The first bolt is low and easy to get to. The second bolt has a thin slabby area to work with. The pin between the two is missing. Climb to the roof, protect it, and surmount it. It is easier than it looks. Place a piece in the crack to your right, and run it out to the next mini-roof. pop this and head to your last bolt. The crux is protected by an old angle piton. I was able to slot 1 brass and 1 BD micro t...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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