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Routes in Dog and Pony Show Area

Dog and Pony Show T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Martial Law T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a X
Natural Born Killer T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Razors Edge T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Relapse T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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Shared By: S Tart on Dec 6, 2014
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

This is a small climbing area located just to the climbers right of the lookout tower descent gully, between the amphitheater and the Central Wall. It is broken into two sections that are about 100' apart: Razors Edge Arete and Dog and Pony Wall.
Razors Edge Arete is an obvious feature just off the main trail. The longest established route here, Relapse, is located on the inside right face of the arete.
Dog and Pony is a small tucked away area, located 30' above the base of the cliff and 100' right of the arete.

All of the climbing in this area is short, steep and powerful and should be taken seriously as the business tends to start quickly and close to the ground.

Getting There

From the amphitheater, walk past the tower descent trail/gully and the first feature you'll come to on your left will be the overhaung arete. Another 100' down the trail and 30' up from the base of the cliff will be the Dog and Pony wall. Boulder straight up to the wall or walk up the tower descent trail and skirt the cliff top to scamper down a slab to the base of the buttress. Neither one is recommended following a rain, as bad run off makes both approaches very hazardous for a few days.

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S Tart  
Matt, it's been a while but that route is Kennel Fodder. It's an excellent line established by Tim Fisher and is a somewhat bold lead. 11c PG13 Jul 26, 2016
Matt Westlake
Durham, NC
Matt Westlake   Durham, NC
Hey Seth (or whoever else is up for adding it) since you've been so busy filling in blanks there's an area I'm sure has some classic routes you must know about too. It doesn't sound like this is it but is similar if a bit taller: the corridor behind Blue Balls that you rap into to get down from that route. It's uphill and left from Dolphin Head. Among other things there is a badass looking line that follows up through the steeps from the base to where the Blue Balls rap station is. I've heard this may be an established route but don't know what it was called.

I think Scott G put up something(s) on the lower angle side that's the same face as Dolphin Head. The steep line is on the other slightly overhanging side of the gully. Dec 7, 2014

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