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Duke's Day

This route is located in the Middle Gorge Region at Pinch-em Tight Ridge

It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy

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Orangutan 5.8+ (Trad) *

First Ascent: Greg Smith, D. Raque in 1981
Length: 119ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Recent confusion with attempting to locate this line suggests that it may be to the right of Duke's Day and not to the left as previous guidebooks stated. Whether to the right, or to the left, the best way to locate this line is to look for the only obvious route in the area that is located under an overhang that keeps the lower part dry. The line begins as a large left-facing dihedral and contains a jug handle with a fixed sling and old fixed gear up high below an overhang that leads to the upper crack. Continue to the top of the wall via the crack above the overhang.
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Ascentionist said on December 5th, 2005
This route is definitely the next crack system LEFT of Duke's Day. LEFT, LEFT, LEFT.