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Cupcakes & Champagne S 
Fun in the Sun S 
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Tender Flakes of Mercy T 
Ugly Duckling S 
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Ugly Duckling 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 170'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Patrick Callery & Matthew Fienup (November 2015)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Apr 16, 2016

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Ally Cat working up the second pitch of Ugly Duckl...


Two pitches of interesting and varied climbing. The first pitch boasts a tricky, 5.9 slab crux as well as a bouldery, 5.9 roof move. The second pitch begins with a tricky move off of the belay ledge followed by pleasant arete climbing.


Located 20 feet right of the start of Fun in the Sun, on the inviting slab.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Purple - Ugly Duckling (5.9)
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By Jeff Mahoney
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 17, 2016

Nice! Glad it's official and we can climb it without fear of snaking the FA ;-)
By Patrick Callery
Apr 18, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

P1 of Ugly Duckling is the best pitch of climbing on this wall, IMO. Varied movement, multiple cruxes (each well-protected), and much less of the crispy-hold face climbing found on the other nearby routes. Second pitch is also pretty good with a couple tricky moves and then cruiser right up a nice arete. Could climb this as a single pitch, but might get a little draggy up top.
By Kevin Littleton
Jul 5, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Super fun. The slab start was awesome and very delicate. Good view on the saddle top out!

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