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My Dog Has Fleas 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Johnny Arms
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Feb 2, 2007

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Andrea clears the slopers on Fleas.


A fine moderate sport route with some slopers to deal with toward the top. Also known as "The Nine."

Starting at an overhang, pull the roofy opening moves on good holds, then follow a fairly steep but well-featured face to the top.


On the north side of Holiday Block, about 20' left of Mark's Menace.


Five bolts, bolted anchors.

Photos of My Dog Has Fleas Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The underhand jug that makes the crux super easy
BETA PHOTO: The underhand jug that makes the crux super easy
Rock Climbing Photo: Great start to the day!
Great start to the day!
Rock Climbing Photo: Peter on a tasty warmup!
Peter on a tasty warmup!
Rock Climbing Photo: Lead on My Dog has Fleas
Lead on My Dog has Fleas
Rock Climbing Photo: Before the crux.
Before the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Here come the slopers.
Here come the slopers.
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By NColbyB
Jun 28, 2011

Slopey and Pumpy. Probably a lot easier when it's cooler
By Robert Dominguez
From: Birmingham, AL
Dec 14, 2011

One of the best for the grade at Sandrock, great route!
By Will Carney
From: Tallulah Falls, GA
Sep 2, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

Excellent slightly overhanging sloper crux. Great place to watch "5.10" climbers get ego check'd. A must do for first timers @ Sand Rock.
By DavisMeschke
From: Pinedale, WY
Jan 8, 2015

^ What about My Dog has Fleas makes that route 5.9, PG13?? It's at most 5.8. I would put it on par with Kennel Club except that it's more sustained 5.8..
By gohard
Jul 2, 2015

Find the least worst hold through the bulge and go for it...its the best you'll get! great short climb
By Brandon.Phillips
From: Alabama
Nov 2, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Mostly climbing on big jugs with a couple of slopers at the bulge/crux. Nothing on here harder than 8+. If the crux was a boulder problem at Horsepens it would be V0--. No 5.9 pg13 here.
By Justin Chuang
Mar 6, 2016

Crux goes well with an undercling.
By BhigCheeez
Oct 20, 2016

New climbers beware, if you are used to climbing routes like a ladder, this route will serve you a nice juicy slice of humble pie. Awesome movement and never a dull moment on the route!

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