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Duck Soup 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

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Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Brigette on Jul 6, 2009

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Duck Soup sewed up by Alex P

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Double hand cracks start from top of boulder just right of dead tree ledge.


First route right of Burnt Buns.


Trad. Sling tree at top for anchor.

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By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 12, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

While this climb safely protects, the placements are less obvious than other routes at the crag.
By Tim Heid
From: AZ
Aug 16, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

We got on this one to end the day easy and boy was I in for a surprise. None of the moves are harder than 5.6, but the gear is less than desirable in a few places and tricky as well. Still a fun climb, but don't jump on it thinking its a total gimme (like I did, lol).
By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 23, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Allow me to repeat that the gear can get fussy on this route. Really nice climb tho.
By Paul Davidson
Oct 6, 2012

Hence the name lads...
By John Rivers
From: Flagstaff
Sep 26, 2013

bring a #5 and #6 and its not tricky at all, you can see from the ground where your gonna place them...
By Taylor Bentz
Nov 4, 2013

Protection: "Trad" is insufficient. As noted above, you will want #5 and # 6 to safely protect the beached whale section. The placements are not difficult if you bring the correct gear.
By Stephen Dobbs
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 24, 2016

WARNING: There is a pretty big wasp nest inside the beginning of the major right crack of this route. Had to bail, take caution!
By kodyc3
From: Camp Verde, AZ
Jul 21, 2016

WASP NEST STILL THERE!!! Got Stung as I was Climbing, Didn't see it when I rapped down. Still in the location that Stephen Dobbs Posted.
By SlammyG
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 5, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Bats and wasps bump this up a grade. Solid and fun route with some pretty committing moves. Definitely could have used a #4 and #5. A 6 might be overkill. Able to product with standard rack though

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