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Duck a L'Orange
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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1100 ft, 10 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||D. Brayshaw, S. Sheffield, M. Spagnut, Sept. 1998|
|Page Views:||326 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Dru on Mar 17, 2009|
Gates may be closed. Details
Some logging roads have gates that are locked when active logging is occurring. Check in advance with a phone call to Lakeside Pacific, the tenure-holding forest company: 604 793 9340. Keys can generally be picked up from their Chilliwack office during normal business hours, or at the logging camp by prearrangement.
DescriptionBegin across the west couloir from the start of the west buttress of the south peak and climb steep cracks in solid, polished orange rock to a ledge (same as start of Black September). Move left and climb a 5.9 crack breaking through a black-streaked overhang. Climb a long 5.7 pitch to an orange ledge surrounded by darker rock. Move the belay 60m left along this ledge (3rd class). Climb an excellent 60m 5.6 pitch on a featured slab to a belay below steeper rock. Climb up the centre of a steep face below an arching roof feature (loose rock cleaned on FA) and break through it moving left to the arete (5.10-). Climb a long 5.9 pitch up the arete on steep featured rock, small nuts are very useful. Climb a 5.7 pitch above, then some scrambling, followed by a 5.6 pitch up a wide crack that leads to the summit.
LocationThis route climbs the southwest face of the central summit. The central summit has three southwest-facing ribs: Contact Zone climbs the righthand one, Black September the central one, and Duck a L'Orange the lefthand one.
Descend the standard scrambling ramp route down the west face from the north-central col.