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Duchess - 5.6

Average Rating = 3.04/5 Average Rating : 3.04 out of 5
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Pro to 2.5", 1 bolt, gear anchor
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.92/5
  Scenery 2.92/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

This follows a crack with some face moves. There is a bolt about 2/3 of the way up. If anchoring at mid-ledge, as most people do, save the bigger cams, or have extra long slings to girth hitch the big boulder. Walk off across that ledge to climber's left and then down the easier (further left) of two gullies, touching down onto terra firma at the edge of the parking area. A rarely done second pitch goes up a chimney all the way to the top, at 5.9 or so, and requires bigger gear.

Descent Options:

Walk off.

Submitted by: climbingcowboy on 2003-02-05
Last Modified: 2007-12-09
Views: 1235
Route ID: 11456

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2014-01-06 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars easy

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Added: 2014-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-12-25 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Duchess

ok crack line, nothing too special, best direct access to La Reina which is the best, albeit short, route on this entire wall

Added: 2013-12-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alexpete on 2013-04-16 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Beautiful day

with LR

Added: 2013-04-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: shaner on 2013-02-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Duchess

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Added: 2013-02-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: delgaudio on 2010-03-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun way to end the day

Did not finish the second pitch.

Added: 2011-06-12

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