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Steep fist jams and offwidth near the end of the f...


This is the furthest south of the spires. There are a series attractive right facing corners at it's base. The only route listed in Secor's High Sierra Bible is the East Face and the original "Class 4" route on the southwest side which was first climbed by Greg Donaldson and Joe Kiskis in 1970. More route potential certainly exists on the formation.

Getting There 

Easy talus slopes lead up to the base.

Climbing Season

For the 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge area.

Weather station 14.0 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steep fist jams and offwidth near the end of the f...

East Face of the Duck 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : High Sierra : ... : The Duck
This route offered great climbing on all of the pitches which we were "on route" for. There are a series of right-facing corners at the right end of the base. Begin in the furthest left of these corners which has an offwidth crack in it. I was a bit worried looking up at this pitch because the biggest piece we had hiked in with was a #4 Camalot. However good small pro was found in the crack to the left of corner, and I was able to sew it up when tackling the crux roof in the middle of the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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