AC Devil Dog
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Alex lowering off the Dog. Not exactly an "Action ...
The refrigerator-wide double arete up the largest pillar of the grotto. Feet get more friendly as you get higher, but for the first 2 bolts, you have to trust your smear.
5 bolts to hangers either left or right of the column.You can lead an easier trad climb nearby to set up a top rope if you so desire, but put in a directional or two if you do.
BETA PHOTO: A.C. Devil Dog with bolts as viewed from above the...
KO sending the Devil Dog - April of 2006. Slap-a-...
|By Aron Quiter|
From: Berkeley, CA
Sep 30, 2002
And trust your grip, as the hands through this section consist of nothing more than the aretes, which are slightly rounded in the beginning.
Badass! Good luck finding these moves anywhere else.
|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
Nov 25, 2006
Area classic. Crux is probably getting to the first bolt. Surprinsgly secure moves once you get into the groove.
From: Oakland CA
Jan 18, 2007
great climb, very unique. I'd give it .10d just because of the opening moves. I'd advise stepping up from the left and preclipping the first bolt, then starting from the ground.
|By Amy Sturgill|
From: Nevada City
Jan 16, 2008
HAHA! Great fun but good luck climbing gracefully on this one!
From: San Francisco
Apr 6, 2009
Great route, crux (felt harder than .10c as rated in the guidebook) is definitely the opening moves. I had to get pretty creative to make it past the opening sequence, not exactly sure what I did, but I remember using about every trick in the book.
The remainder of the route is mostly easier (yet sustained) 5.10 climbing. Good rests, great friction moves, unique body movements and use of the arete earns this route 4 stars in my book.
|By Alexander Nees|
From: Grand Junction, CO
Apr 23, 2010
Absolutely stellar and unique. First couple bolts are tough, easier after that. Love the rest in the handjam slot halfway up!