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Dog Breath 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Paul Hunnicutt on Mar 8, 2008

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On the fun flake.

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Description 

Just left of Hot Dog climb the crimpy face to a crack you can layback. Surmount the bulge and up to the first set of anchors at a huge ledge. Climb past 4 more bolts (crux) to a second set of anchors which are shared with adjacent route.

Location 

This is the line of bolts left of Hot Dog...third line of bolts left of the overhanging route with fixed chains - Mighty Dog.

Protection 

9 bolts, with one midway anchor.


Photos of Dog Breath Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe B. on the lieback flake.
Joe B. on the lieback flake.
Rock Climbing Photo: The layback flake on the lower half. Photo by Ken ...
The layback flake on the lower half. Photo by Ken ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux headwall. We all climbed diagonally from ...
The crux headwall. We all climbed diagonally from ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The juggy and fun but contrived finish to the lowe...
The juggy and fun but contrived finish to the lowe...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the lower section.
On the lower section.
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the upper sequence. You can see the chalk...
Starting the upper sequence. You can see the chalk...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the upper crux area.
Approaching the upper crux area.

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By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 9, 2008

This route is called Dog Breath, shares anchors with another 10a, Rolofson calls Black Dog.

Snoopy and Lil Dog are further left than mentioned above.
By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Nov 23, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

On the upper half, if you start from the corner and diagonal right, it's very easy. That felt like cheating, but that's how the three of us did it. Going straight up at the bolts was too hard. The guide says 10d, so maybe the intent is to climb at the bolts, but all the chalk was out left on the big holds.
By Bal Rau
From: Denver, Colorado
Oct 16, 2011

The big block before going to the anchors seems loose. Would be scary if it fell.
By Toby Butterfield
From: Portland, OR
Dec 27, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Going straight up the bolt line is doable and definitely no more difficult than 11a at the most relative to the other climbs at this crag. Does look easier out left, but I didn't repeat it, so I don't know how much easier. Fun climb, good movement down low!
By Jake Web
Aug 26, 2015

This one was hard! I didn't realize it shares bolts with the other easy 9+/10. So that caused confusion as we had two people climbing the routes right next to each other.

I'd call it a 10c or 10d for sure.
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Dec 19, 2015
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

The wide range of ratings for this one -- from 5.9 to 5.10+ -- most likely stems from how it's climbed just before and just after the mid-way ledge with anchors. Belly to bolts it probably goes 10a below the ledge and 10d above the ledge. Going further left at these two places it probably goes 9+ below and 10b above the ledge.

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