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1-6-9 Boulder 

Ugly Duckling Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Andy Liu on Aug 16, 2014

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This area has a couple of cool problems worth checking out.

Getting There 

The easiest way is to hike all the way into the Lower Talus area just up the hill from the Seam. Once you are there, head toward the creek and the 1-6-9 boulder should be visible. Cross the creek.

Climbing Season

For the Way Lake area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Ugly Duckling Area

The Six V6 7A  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : 1-6-9 Boulder
The guidebook says to sit start with a right hand pinch and left hand undercling. Either you have to very tall or the right hand pinch broke off. Regardless, this is still a fun climb.I did Ugly Duckling before I was able to to do this problem. It's more beta intensive than hard. Knowing what holds to use and a couple of knee bars will help you....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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