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Beer Dog 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mike Amato and Ron Olsen, 3/26/07
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 27, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Beer Dog, Hound's Tooth, and Canine Corner.

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This is a fun new sport route on the lower tier of the Bihedral, at the top of the approach trail. It starts just left of the bottom of the rappel gully, below a rounded black-washed buttress. Sustained, varied climbing from bottom to top.

Scramble up 25' on broken rock to the base of the buttress. Make the first clip and let the fun begin. Climb up steep rock, with a difficult move past the second bolt. Work left to a stance, then up to a V-corner. Stem up the V-corner past the sixth bolt (2nd crux), and work left across a slab to the anchor. You can weasel out at the sixth bolt and step left onto a slab to avoid the difficult stem, but what's the fun in that?

Belay from the top, or lower 90' back to the start.

The name "Beer Dog" is a bit strange. It comes from a recent incident at a south Boulder brewpub involving one of the first ascensionists. Seems a friend was giving his dog a drink of beer on the patio, when a woman at another table took exception to it...ask Mike for details.


On the lower tier of the Bihedral, at the top of the approach trail, just left of the bottom of the rappel gully. This route is about 150' right of Botonga.


7 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 3, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is the easiest of the three routes that share the same start. If you do all three you dial in the crux by doing it three times.
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