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Routes in Dogwood Crag

A Modest Man from Mandrake S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ain't no Party, Ain't no Disco T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Ballad of Bricks V1 5
Beck Beck TR V0 4
Cockroach Slip V2 5+
Cross-Eyed and Painless S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Drunken Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Golemoly V1 5
Haven't A Clue S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hyper-Gamma Spaces T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
I Think I'm Going Bald S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Launch V1 5
Life During Wartime T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Lion of Zion, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Little Creatures T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Little Critters T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Little Things S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Modest Man From Drakeman S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
On the Skids S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Quartzite Sans Stainless T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sandpaper Cloud V0 4
Slinga Tree T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stun the Hun V0 4
Take Me To The River S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Top-Rope Tough Guy T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unforgiven S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Unknown T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
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Type: Trad, TR, 98 ft
FA: Gary Olsen and Bret Ruckman, 1984
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Shared By: grk10vq on Jun 10, 2003
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A long-forgotten crack of epic proportions! Climbed first in 1984, this route was bold for it's time. Today, with more modern technology, not much has changed. A technical BCC, 5.9 test piece.

Begin climbing off the ground using a left-leaning, recessed "staircase" to gain the true crack. Switch gears here and follow the seam up and right through the crux to a good rest. Continue following the crack up and right until another rest awaits below the roof. Pull the roof and climb an easy, runout face to the anchor of Modest Man from Mandrake.

This route starts in the clearing just below Modest Man from Mandrake's upper ledge scramble. Look for the ledge system that starts immediately before the MMFM ledge scramble blocks.


A single set of cams up to three and a half inches supplemented with a full set of stoppers. A handful of draws and a couple of slings should suffice. Protection is solid when and where you can find it, but don't pass any opportunities. This line can also be top-roped using the chains at the top of Modest Man from Mandrake, however a few directional pieces are advised to avoid a wild swing. A 60m rope will just hit the ground. 



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