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Duncan's Ridge
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Apples T,TR 
Bird Shit Avenue T,TR 
Broken Crack T,TR 
Cave Route T,TR 
Cheeseburger in Paradise S,TR 
Conglomerate Face TR 
Corner Climb T,TR 
Crackmard T 
Dihedral Route T,TR 
Face Route T,TR 
Kahlua Roof 
Liberty's Last Stand TR 
Lichen Roof TR 
Northern Unnamed T,TR 
Nose, The T 
Oranges S,TR 
Out of the Black S 
Purdy Dirty TR 
Roof Route T,TR 
South Corner T,TR 
South OW aka Front Crack T 
Unnamed Corner T,TR 
Unnamed Overhang TR 
Unnamed Top Rope Section T,TR 
Wide Side, The T,TR 
Wishbone Crack T,TR 

The Nose 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: J Marsella on Apr 10, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Moai Routes.


Two variations exist. The left variation may go slightly easier than the right.

Left (North) - start to the left of the roof, climb to the undercling/overhang, surmount it (crux), and go left around the arete into a crack. Follow it to the top.

Right (South) - start with a bouldery roof move (crux) into a crack. Continue past some broken, blocky rock into another crack, and follow it to the top.


They are located in the southern portion of DR. From the north, it looks like a nose sticking out. Start with the bouldery roof moves.

Walk off.


No fixed gear. Small to medium gear. Protect the first move of the right route with a BD #0.4.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Moai Routes.
BETA PHOTO: Moai Routes.
Rock Climbing Photo: I've led it a couple of times after this successfu...
I've led it a couple of times after this successfu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason.
Rock Climbing Photo: This line goes right up the roof with excellent mo...
BETA PHOTO: This line goes right up the roof with excellent mo...

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By J Marsella
From: Berthoud, CO
Apr 10, 2014

If anyone knows actual names for these lines, please let me know. I don't assume to name the routes if someone already has. The profile of the formation looks like a nose, but that name is taken by a much regal bit of stone.

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