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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: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Bill Foster, Bill Robins, 1988
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 17, 2005
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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On private land. Details
Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

On the far right side of the slab with Ruddy Duck and Walking the Duckis a bolted line. It starts on the east end of the ledge system past a couple of trees. It is hard to pick out, but look for a bolt beyond where you think it should be. From that bolt it hits a ledge and then an easy clip, followed by another bolt, and a dirt/grass filled crack where the pins used to be. I saw one scar. Probably the one from the pin sitting on AC's dash. Couldn't see any others. A couple of pieces here go past the dead stump, to the last bolt and then slab it out. The last section is very flaky.

Protection

4 new 3/8" bolts on this route. The pins are missing though. Well, I couldn't see them. I was able to put a #1 Camalot in the first part of the crack, and then one shaky nut. No anchors here and not much to set one up. Good luck. I put a directional in and traversed left to the one bolt/tree anchor of Walking the Duck.

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Landon McBrayer
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Landon McBrayer   Salt Lake City, UT
 
Definitely not 'R' (at least since being retro-bolted), although a slip above the 2nd bolt would hurt. May 5, 2012
Greg Gavin
SLC, UT
 
Greg Gavin   SLC, UT
 
there is a bolted anchor now Aug 8, 2009
Who retro Bolted this route? Thanks! This is one of those routes that could probably bennefit from a set of chains right below the bouder...no doubt that has always been the reason it see so little action. Sep 19, 2005
Straight up the nubbins to a Trad belay up around the bolder. Too bad it doesn't stay clean...fun route!! Sep 19, 2005
There is a dirty crack down low, left of the first bolt. You might want to get some pro into that crack, since a fall below the first bolt could have you doing George of the Jungle (look out for that TREE!). A fair amount of lichen and flakiness; this line does not appear to get climbed as often as it should. We had some questions about doing left to the dead tree or straight up to the boulder to end the route. There are no rap anchors as of this writing, so bring your own slings, or walk off east and down the gully. Sep 19, 2005