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Dead Dog 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: ARussell on Jan 19, 2010

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Dead Dog 5.11a

Description 

One of the best sport climbs in the area comprising a slight overhang, smooth holds, continuous movement, a true top-out, a hint of a rest, and a touch of route finding in the form of hold selection. Pull up unto the orange band of rock, traverse right to the first bolt, and float endless crimps to the summit ledge.

Location 

To the climber's right of the Catacombs approach, locate the beautiful, overhanging alligator skin above a low, wide cave and and a band of orange rock.

Protection 

6 bolts to a bolted anchor above the top-out ledge.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Kelsey on one of the many crux's.
Kelsey on one of the many crux's.

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By C. Archibald
Sep 19, 2015

This is a really beautiful sport climb on a striking face. According to Cole Fennel's book, the FA was Clay Frisbie and he led it ground up on gear! Bolts were added later. Ponder that one!

Also, I've heard this called "the hardest 11a sport climb in the state." Does that make it 11b? Maybe. I just know this is MUCH harder than Sonny Jim or Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Maybe they are 10d.
By KrobertH
From: Kansas City, MO
Jun 4, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

The best 5.11a in Arkansas...

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