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Better Than Bikinis T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Bull Dykes and Biker Ducks S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Daffy's Shaft T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Dark of the Moon S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Duck A L'Orange T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Duck Waddle Variation T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Fool's Paradise S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Frozen Stool T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Great Grebes, Batman! T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Hornet, The A2
Pied-Billed Grebe S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Playing In The Sun T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Ruddy Duck T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Sportsman's Paradise T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Via Duck S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Walking the Duck T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Western Grebe T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Western Grebe Mantel Var. S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Why a Duck? S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Oct 15, 2004
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On private land. Details
Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

The second pitch of Western Grebe can be modified with a hard mantel thrown in. It is a nice move and definitely committing. Instead of traversing all the way left to avoid the roof. About 15 feet before the main route is a solitary bolt a-top a mini-flake. Do it, just do it!!

Protection

5 draws and 2 for the chains

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Ryan Brough
Arvada, Colorado
Ryan Brough   Arvada, Colorado
I always thought that 5.9+ was harder than 5.10, especially in LCC. Isn't that how the ratings are supposed to work? Oct 26, 2007
v3 mantle Oct 26, 2007
triznuty
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10
triznuty   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10
5.11 in what book??

Though I see how this could be harder for taller folks.. Though I'm 6'. After getting on it once again (yes I like this mantle). Still can't say that it feels like 5.11. Hard 10...Sure.

Oct 25, 2007
Ryan Brough
Arvada, Colorado
Ryan Brough   Arvada, Colorado
The answer must be B (deduced by process of elimination). Oct 24, 2007
Boissal
Small Lake, UT
  5.10
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
  5.10
That mantle is way hard... Feels really insecure, and you'd deck if you were to blow the move standing up. Can't imagine doing it without the bolt. The rest of the route is really good. Oct 23, 2007
triznuty
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10
triznuty   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10
This is a must do Var. if your going to go up the second pitch. One word: Awesome!

I've done it a few times now and I'd say it's at least in the mid 5.10ish range. May 4, 2006
Tea
Tea  
A weird bird for sure, but good. 9+ Mar 23, 2006
Good Stuff!!! Oct 18, 2004