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Ambushed in the Night T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Duppy Conquer S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Get out of I-rete S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kreutzer , The S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Kudos S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Step into the Light S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Mike Carville 1989
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Shared By: John Robinson on May 15, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Kyle Bishop, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Just Left of Kudos. See Mike Carville's 1991 guide book or the current topo on the main Emeralds page for information and location. Shade till noon then shaded by trees. This is one of the 3 original routes on the Kudos Kliff (Duppy conquer, Kudos and Ambushed in the night) put up by Mike Carville in 1989. The other routes on this wall were put up since 2005. For easy top rope set up, climb "Step Into the Light" and move right 10' to anchors at top of "Duppy Conquer"


Bolts and lower off anchors. Bolts were recently added by permission of Mike Carville to make the climb less sporty. This climb was a Mike Carville climb from the late eighties. Originally the first bolt you see wasn't there and there were no bolts on the last third of the climb.


J. Albers
  5.11c PG13
J. Albers   Colorado
  5.11c PG13
Another nice route. In particular, the upper headwall has some very nice movement up a clean face. However, some care should be exercised clipping the second bolt on this route and the one to the right because if you muff the clip you are gonna come real close to hitting the deck. Not sure why this is the case because the second bolts could certainly have been placed a bit lower and clipped easily (in fact it appears that the original second bolt was actually removed and the new bolt is a foot and half higher...puzzling). Apr 13, 2014
Brad J
Brad J  
I Really like this route. Technical, tricky and powerful with some old school spice. Aug 4, 2014
Eugenel Espiritu   PA
Pretty cruxey at the beginning; consider stick clipping that bolt. Couldn't find bolt #5. Scary run out. May 25, 2015
Brad J
Brad J  
Jalbers and Eugenel. This climb was a Mike Carville climb from the late eighties. Originally the first bolt you see wasn't there and there were no bolts on the last third of the climb. When we were putting up "into the light" and "get out of irete" we decided to replace the old, rusty bolts on the rest of the wall. After talking with Mike a decision was made to add some bolts to Duppy without changing the character of the climb. We added the first bolt because the triangular block you are going too is cracked all the way around and a broken hold at that point would suck. We added the bolts up top because it was originally a combination climb which didn't fit well with the sport area concept. I've seen people take falls onto the first and second bolts. If the belayer is paying attention there isn't a problem. Is it a bit runout and spooky? Yes, but you can toprope it easily and many people do.

Brad and John Aug 6, 2015
N California
grabski   N California
Fun, technical climb. Some of the clipping stances are on thin edges, but nothing too spicy. Thanks to Mike for original bolting, and Brad for the re-bolt. Aug 25, 2015
Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
I think that the retro bolt is done well and the climb is reasonable and not runout by any means. Quality route for sure!

It's also a great Marley song about fighting demons.. Oct 30, 2015
Wes P
Reno, NV
Wes P   Reno, NV
Mad respect to Carville and crew for leading this on gear back in the 80s and 90s. It's thin till you're basically 5/6 up the route. May 23, 2016
Mike Ferrell
San Francisco, CA
Mike Ferrell   San Francisco, CA
Super techy crimp-fest....I mean that in a good way :) Sep 26, 2016

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