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Foothill Crag ("The Foot")
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L to R R to L Alpha
Big Bolts T,TR 
Blown Out T 
Chummin' for Splatter S 
Clean Sweep T,TR 
Crack, The T 
From the Ashes S 
I Love L.A. S 
Magic Feather S 
Moon Doggies T 
Ruthless Poodles S,TR 
Sob Story T 
Teetering TR 

Moon Doggies 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Reese Martin (solo), 1986
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Feb 18, 2006

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Hand jams all the way up after the over hang. Anot...


Fun and aesthetic little crack, although dirt seems to continuously funnel itself down the route.

A huge roof (protected by a 3 to 3-1/2" piece) is bypassed to the right on great holds. From here, delicate climbing up a thin crack leads to the summit.

The actual crux is near the top, on a tricky finger-lock. Place a decent nut and lose the finger lock, or take the finger-lock and forego the protection.


Small nuts and cams up to a 3-1/2" piece.

New fixed anchors were placed on top in 2006 (two 12mm Fixe Triplex expansion bolts with rings).

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Route topo for Moon Doggies, at the Foot in Ojai.
BETA PHOTO: Route topo for Moon Doggies, at the Foot in Ojai.
The crux section is easy and fun.
The crux section is easy and fun.
Good rest spot before the crux at the top.
BETA PHOTO: Good rest spot before the crux at the top.

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By Alex Bury
From: Ojai, CA
Apr 16, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great route, really fun lead, and the crack protects really well. The two bolts at the top are a very nice addition too. I used to have to extend an anchor point off bushes to set up the TR on this one; now there are two nice bolts perfectly placed for duty. No rings or chains though. Not sure if someone swiped 'em or what.
By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Apr 18, 2013

Swiped two different times, actually.
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