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Duckbill 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
FA: Dennis Horning, Doug Quiett 1978 ground up
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Submitted By: Tane Owens on Jul 2, 2013

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Duckbill. Route and climber on the summit.

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Description 

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 

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

Protection 

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


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By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Jul 2, 2013

whats with the bolts in the photo? was this retro bolted or is that a different route?
By Tane Owens
From: Denver, CO
Jul 23, 2013

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.

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