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Cowboy Fever S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Duckbill T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Mallard T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
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Type: Trad, Sport, 60 ft
FA: Dennis Horning, Doug Quiett 1978 ground up
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Shared By: Tane Owens on Jul 2, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description [Edit]

This route is a slabby mind-game that begins on the E arete of Duckbill. Scramble up the starting ramp to approach the crystal face on the right. Once up the face, traverse left and upward to a fixed bolt. Continue upward on a crystal face until you come to a horizontal crack that will take a couple pieces of gear. The easiest path from here is straight up the arete and to the summit.

Location [Edit]

Located on the east Arete of Duckbill and begins with a low angled ramp.

Protection [Edit]

.75 - #2 with a couple slings. 1 bolt

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Wilson On The Drums
Woodbury, MN
Wilson On The Drums   Woodbury, MN
whats with the bolts in the photo? was this retro bolted or is that a different route? Jul 2, 2013
Tane Owens
Denver, CO
 
Tane Owens   Denver, CO
 
Wilson the photo is a bit deceiving. The rope is traveling next to another line that is just to the left of Duckbill. I didn't climb that other route so I didn't add it. It is in the guidebook but I'm not completely sure when it was bolted. But, when I climbed Duckbill, it still only had the lone bolt. Duckbill follows a ramp just outside the right edge of photo for the first 30' or so. Jul 23, 2013
Nick Thomas
Fargo, ND
Nick Thomas   Fargo, ND
Does anyone know what name/grade the route to the left of Duckbill has? Apr 18, 2017

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