Avg: 2 from 1 vote
Routes in Pinch Em Tight
|Duke's Day T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Ed Pearsall, Larry Harmon, 1977|
|Page Views:||587 total, 4/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Chaney on Sep 27, 2006|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike|
DescriptionDuke's Day is definitely a sleeping classic. It gets little traffic and not much attention. It is however a fairly decent route for the grade, a bit adventurous and well worth a trip hunting for it if you're looking for a challenge.
The first pitch is a low angle chimney, to wide to protect, but only about 5.3.
The second pitch is long...super long for RRG and is worth the hike. The initial dihedral is easy to protect and fairly straightforward. The bulge is the crux. Have fun finding feet in the lichens on the face. The face above the bulge is superb. Climb the face, traversing right to protect out of the crack occasionally and finish up in a chimney/gully.