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Bull Dykes and Biker Ducks S 
Daffy's Shaft T 
Dark of the Moon S 
Duck A L'Orange T 
Duck Waddle Variation T 
Fool's Paradise S 
Frozen Stool T 
Great Grebes, Batman! T 
Pied-Billed Grebe S 
Playing In The Sun T 
Ruddy Duck T 
Sportsman's Paradise T 
Via Duck S 
Walking the Duck T 
Western Grebe T 
Western Grebe Mantel Var. S 
Why a Duck? S 

Playing In The Sun 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: zoso on Aug 23, 2011

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Getting my trad lead on for the first time at the ...
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Description 

Perfect beginner trad lead. Plenty of gear and easy climbing. Climb a R-facing dihedral, slab, then move up and right over blocks. Make an anchor and walk off. Or traverse over to chains on Daffy's Shaft.

This climbs the dihedral left of Daffy's Shaft, traversing a bit right at the end to climb the roof through a weakness. The route is not difficult to climb or protect, with some slabby sections where the crack helps and other areas, that you really don't need the crack. The rock is rather good, and the climbing varied.


Location 

Dihedral left of Daffy's Shaft. Its Pretty obvious.


Protection 

Large gear down low, and it thins out to small to medium gear up top. #1 camalot protects the exit move very well. There is a 1 bolt 1 bush anchor. Two ropes for the rappel or 1 60-meter rope and some downclimbing. Standard rack- Nothing bigger than #2 camalot.



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