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Dog and Pony Show, The TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hitching Post T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Type: Trad, 130 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jul 9, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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One of the finest 5.2s on the face of the Earth. Do this in the winter or on a weekday or you'll end up in a hundred home movies.

Start almost in the tunnel. Climb steep but juggy rock up the back side of the rock to the summit ridge. Make airy moves along the summit ridge to the tippy top. Very few 5.2s reach a perch like this.

Rap straight down to the parking lot - I think one rope just makes it.


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When you rap down this route into the parking lot, make sure you top rope the 5.9 face called, I think, "Dog and Pony Show" There are different variations from 5.9- to 5.9+ This face has been lead at 5.9R/X because there is no gear to protect the crux slab about 20/30 feet up. Aug 1, 2004
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
nice. where is this? Jul 13, 2007
John Gunnels
Gillette, WY
John Gunnels   Gillette, WY
Beautiful summit... excellent protection! Aug 20, 2007
Tyler Smeenk
Laramie, WY
Tyler Smeenk   Laramie, WY
Just heads up, if you see this 5.2 listed here and decide to solo this route, you should know that soloing this makes it more than 5.2 in my opinion. It felt like 5.4 to me, especially the last move, which is very exposed. Just my opinion though and a heads up. Aug 11, 2008
Bob Kryzer
Bob Kryzer   Minnesota
You can also reach the lower perch on the backside of the summit by starting at the guardrails on the right side of the formation. Using this route is probably a 3rd class hike to the lower perch, than only about 15 feet of actual 5.2 climbing. Dec 2, 2008
Andrew Krosbakken  
If your in the parking lot, why not? It's an awesome summit and a very cool move to get on the summit. Its really easy but cool. bring a couple of slings, a tcu or two, a couple of nuts a mid sized cam. Aug 27, 2009

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