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Sun Dog 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Willet, Nakada '96
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Aug 15, 2004

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Mike leading Sun Dog. This was his second time cl...

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Short fun route. This is on the far right hand side of the Good Medicine Wall, next to Fire Water. This route is hidden around a corner when viewing it from below, and starts from a big ledge.

4 bolts through steep juggy rock leads up to an anchor. I think it is possible to scramble around to the right to setup a toprope as well.


4 bolts. 2 bolt anchor at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sun Dog on the right, Fire Water on the left
BETA PHOTO: Sun Dog on the right, Fire Water on the left
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Sun Dog.
Me on Sun Dog.
Rock Climbing Photo: Maddi top roping Sun Dog.  Amazing view
Maddi top roping Sun Dog. Amazing view
Rock Climbing Photo: starting ledge
starting ledge

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By Lee Gitlin
Aug 21, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

My climbing partner and I actually found some of the moves on this route to be more difficult than it's neighbor Peace Treaty, which is rated 5.9. The hanging, flagging finish move reminded me of something you'd do in the gym -- very cool.
By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 21, 2004
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I found this climb to be the same or easier than its 5.7 neighbor. I guess everyone's mileage varies.
By Scott Gilliam
From: Raleigh, NC
Sep 21, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

How can this be 5.8? The smallest foothold is slightly smaller than a deck of cards, and every handhold is a massive jug.
By Annie Naylor
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 5, 2012
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

The only 5.8 part of this climb for me were the last few moves directly below the anchor. The rest is easy 5.7 climbing. Fire Water, the 5.7 to the left, seemed harder.
By Dan Spirgen
From: orem, ut
Jun 25, 2013

if you stay left on the face it goes 5.8- and easier than the 5.7 to the left of it. If you head right after the first couple bolts into the crack/broken rock its significantly easier.
By Gub
Jul 25, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This route is far easier than the ".7" to its left. It may be harder if you stay left of the bolt line, but the way it is bolted made me feel like I should climb more right, which I found to be more like 5.6 climbing.

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