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A Pint of Stout T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Auspicious Sunrise T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Autumn Gold T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Batteries Not Included S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bring Your Brass T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Cam-ouflage T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Conundrum (Pending FA Info) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crystal Gully T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Delicacy T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dragon Slayer T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Enigma (pending FA info) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jenga T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Knob Jollies T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Knob Walk S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Levitation T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Mystery (pending FA info) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Plates of Gold T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Possibilities T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Quitting Time S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Servile Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shorty's Dilemma S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Simply Slab T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Spare Rib S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Springtime T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Squat Tower T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Static Undercling T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Swingtime T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Totem Tower T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Trycams T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 170 ft, 2 pitches
FA: K. Duncan, D. Humphrey, 2014
Page Views: 132 total · 3/month
Shared By: Ken Duncan on Oct 27, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route climbs the prominent tower seen on the skyline during the approach. The name comes from the duck head-shaped block, atop the tower, when seen from the east. Pitch one is fun face and crack climbing. The second pitch ascends the tower itself with some tricky balance moves.

P1. 5.8. Climb to the bolt below the crack, and make a tricky move getting into the crack. Continue up the crack to the large ledge and a trad anchor.

P2. 5.10a. Ascend the rib at the back of the ledge past a bolt, then go up blocky terrain to the southeast corner of the tower. Move up to the prominent stance, then balance up past a bolt to the anchors. Traverse right from the anchors and ascend to the summit where a bolt allows you to relax and enjoy the view.

To descend, downclimb to the anchors and rappel to anchors on Cam-ouflage.

Location

It is twelve feet right of Cam-ouflage and ten feet left of Trycams.

See the photos.

Protection

Two bolts, cams to 3", and long slings.

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