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Duck Waddle Variation

5.11, Trad, 100 ft, 2 pitches,  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: Thomas Koch, Bill Robins 1985
Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwo… > Black Peeler Bu… > S Face
Access Issue: On private land. Details
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

Climb the short but steep offwidth crack, then continue up, staying left of a tree and finishing up a delicate right facing flake to a belay anchor on the slab above. Above this is the 3rd pitch roof of Sportsman's Paradise.

Location

Climb pitch 1 (the approach pitch) of Sportsman's Paradise. From the base of the first hard boulder problem over the bulge of Sportsman's, move left about 30' to the base of an offwidth splitting the roof. A belay from good nuts and medium sized cams can be built directly below this offwidth.

Protection

A set of cams from small tcu's to a #4 camalot.

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Maura emerging from the steep offwidth bulge, with the nice thin flake above.
[Hide Photo] Maura emerging from the steep offwidth bulge, with the nice thin flake above.