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The Dobie Gillis Route 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Spring-Fall,warmer winter days
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Submitted By: SexPanther aka Kiedis on Aug 11, 2007
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Nick at the first bolt.


Nice crack climbing to a bolt, then traverse to anchors. Fun route, bring tape.


Find Waste Age, the tough-looking 50 foot bolted face. Dobie is just to the left, and ends by traversing right to the same anchors.


Std rack and 1 bolt.

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view from the left of the route, cant see crack well, but can see line follows crack up to slab.
BETA PHOTO: view from the left of the route, cant see crack we...
Base of Dobie Gillis
Base of Dobie Gillis
Dobie Gillis. A rather notorious ascent which started out normal but ended up in Accidents in North American Mountaineering.
Dobie Gillis. A rather notorious ascent which star...
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By C Runyan
From: Pennsylvania
Oct 6, 2008

The ancient fixed pins at the anchor have been replaced with bolts. I believe the route's single bolt 3/4 the way has been replaced as well - it looks new and super solid, anyway.

Thanks to whoever took the time do make this popular climb much more safe.

By NickViator
From: Denver, CO
Jan 2, 2011

It's fun to climb this route up to the bolts then bring some larger cams (1"-3" or so) to traverse right in the horizontal crack that continues right of the bolts.

By David Raines
Jul 3, 2013

Short route, but a little bit of everything -
- finger cracks
- hand cracks
- stemming and face moves
- slab finish

I'd say all 4 of those styles go around 5.8, so its a good challenge for a 5.8 leader. Just wish it was longer.