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Duet - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
Rack to #3 camalot, larger pieces to #6 optional
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Start at left end of Duet Buttress near some recent rockfall (2011). This is the last major buttress before getting to Whitney Gilman Ridge. p. 1 Climb a series of cracks trending up and right past an old pin to a stance with fixed nuts & hexes (110 ft). p. 2 Move up a ramp above the belay, then escape right across a horizontal crack around the front of the buttress to a stance. Follow the crack up and right to a stance on a rubble covered ledge. Best to stop here and belay so that your rope does not run across recent rockfall debris. This pitch will take gear up to a #6 Camalot, but smaller pieces can be found. (110 ft.) p. 3 Climb up and left across an easy ramp to a ledge. Third class left, then look below your feet for rappel bolts. The route continues to the top across vertical vegetables, most stop here and descend.

Descent Options:

Double rope rap from the bolted anchor. Resist the temptation to toprope Duet Direct - this kind of bad form belongs at Rumney

Submitted by: lucander on 2011-07-07
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Route ID: 109288

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2011-07-02 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Duet

Lots of fun, worth doing if Whitney G is crowded or if you just want to explore. The moves on p. 7 are slopey and a little awkard. Be careful to protect your second on p. 2 because they could swing out right onto the blank face.

Added: 2011-07-07