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Sun Dog 

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

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Willet, Nakada '96
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Aug 15, 2004
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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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Me on Sun Dog.
Me on Sun Dog.
Sun Dog on the right, Fire Water on the left
BETA PHOTO: Sun Dog on the right, Fire Water on the left
Mike leading Sun Dog.  This was his second time climbing and first lead ever.  He's staying to the right in the broken rock that makes this climb a lot easier.
Mike leading Sun Dog. This was his second time cl...
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By Lee Gitlin
Aug 21, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 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+ 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 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- 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.