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Routes in Feudal Wall (Left Side)

Block, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Castrum, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chessboard, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Coco-Loco T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Court Jester T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Coyote In the Bushes T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Crown Jewels T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Drawbridge, The TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Duchess T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Duchess Left T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Duchess Pitch 2 Variation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Duchess Right T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Family Jewels TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
La Reina T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Marchesa T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Monaco S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Not Just another Pretty Face T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Paper or Plastic? T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pocket Pool S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Route 1326 T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Scaramouch T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Swishbah T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Swishbah Variations T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Reynolds on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Duchess Left is the easiest and least interesting of the three Duchess climbs. That said, it does have a fun, bouldery start, and a couple of interesting moves over a small bulge before it merges into Duchess near the top. Hell, the approach is 10 seconds. While you're here, why not climb it?

Duchess Left is the left side of the alcove right in front of the picnic table

Protection

Standard rack. Long slings for belay. A well-placed anchor will allow you to TR this, Duchess, and Duchess Right.

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matvey
  5.8
matvey  
  5.8
Definitely not a 5.4! More like 5.6-5.8 Jun 16, 2014
Climb To Safety
california
 
Climb To Safety   california
 
I agree it's junk , but its not harder than duchess, maybe a bit more awkward, but still pretty easy. Jan 31, 2013
Will S
Joshua Tree
 
Will S   Joshua Tree
 
Junk, and harder than Duchess. Did it once, won't do it again. Dec 7, 2010
Brian B Ballard
Laramie, WY
Brian B Ballard   Laramie, WY
Stiff for a 5.4. I finished with a slopey lieback around the upper section to miss upper duchess. Fun stuff. Apr 7, 2009
EmilyFox
Oakland, CA
  5.6
EmilyFox   Oakland, CA
  5.6
Maybe this used to be a 5.4 and some holds have broken off? Felt more like a 5.6 to me. Jan 5, 2009
Blitzo
 
Blitzo  
 
Pile! Sep 8, 2006
Jeffrey Davis
  5.6
Jeffrey Davis  
  5.6
Maybe my approach towards this climb was all wrong but I had a tough time getting over the slab. Jul 18, 2004