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Another Day At Ducks Head (a.k.a. Trollville),
by Al Hospers
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• Making A V-Thread
• Another Day At Ducks Head (a.k.a. Trollville)
• Getting Your (Ice) Rack Together
• Buying A Digital Camera
• A Climber's Library (part 1)
• A Climber's Library (part 2)

Here's Guido's Delight, one of Mark Synnot's routes here at Duck's Head. A
full pitch of M6. The route's marked in yellow.

 

While I was working on it I heard voices coming up the trail. It was Mark &
Jared Ogden. Good thing I managed to get up it in reasonable style with no falls,
whew! Jared ran up the runnel I had led a little while before. Made it look like child's
play.

 

Then Mark decided to solo another climb we had just toproped!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I said, "Nice job Mark. Very smooth." He replied, "That's the way it has to be!"
Believe me, there wasn't a wasted move.

The reason they were there was to work out the moves on a new route to the left
of Guido's. It looked really "sick." Here's the route. The line is in pink.

 

Jared rapped down it to place some directionals & clean off some nasty loose rock.

 

Here's Mark and Jared, getting ready to go to work.

 

With most of the loose rock & choss cleaned, Jared started up. He made it
look easy, but believe me, it was anything but easy, even on a toprope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that's the way it was! Just another day at the Duck's Head (a.k.a. Trollville).

 

by Al Hospers


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