Type: Sport
FA: Jim Craighead (TR) 1987
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Shared By: Kris Gorny on May 22, 2006
Admins: Kris Gorny, chris tregge

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A somewhat unusual climb for Red Wing. Pockety, technical and on smooth solid rock. Fine route at its grade. Reminiscent of sport climbing in white limestone.

Follow the bolt line and stay off the roof holds on the right.

Please email me if you have any info regarding bolting and first free ascent of this route.


4 bolts, rap anchors.


Adam Therneau
Adam Therneau  
This route climbs much better than it looks. Though a little contrived, sticking to the face at the start and going left after the big hole at the second bolt makes this route more like 11c and superb. Nov 15, 2006
chris tregge
chris tregge   Beersconsin  
Contrived but if you follow Adam's advice it's stellar, a lot of fun and tough to onsight. Jun 1, 2007
Technically, the 5.11a rating (a bit contrived) calls for climbing between (and not using) the two cracks. Sep 19, 2007
randy baum
Minneapolis, MN
randy baum   Minneapolis, MN
easier for those with a long reach. Oct 25, 2008
Buck Rio   MN
In the mid 90's I was belaying a friend on this climb when we started getting pelted with rocks from on top of the bluff. Followed by a 90 pound dog that thought he should retrieve them. The dog died after about thirty minutes, and everyone there was pretty shaken up. Ironic that the name of the climb is "Dead Dog" face. true story. Apr 2, 2018