Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Alan Watts 9/88
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Shared By: Fred Gomez on Oct 31, 2006
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The most notable feature of Go Dog Go is the overhanging finish, but you'll have to engage in some typical Smith face climbing to access the higher classic moves.

Begin by soloing up a chossy mess to the first bolt. Next negotiate a tenuous rightward traverse. From the third bolt to the seventh bolt expect slippery face climbing with two cruxy sections. At the overhanging finish, carefully set up on two shallow two finger pockets and get psyched to throw to a jug. The finish is physical and juggy so move quickly and clip the chains before you pump out. This route has one of the most breath taking positions in the entire park.


The eye catching overhanging face on the far left side of the dihedrals. Shares the first three bolts with Vision.


9 bolts + anchor


among the best routes at 12c i've ever done. flowing through the lower crux is like flying. Dec 13, 2009
Bend, OR
CritConrad   Bend, OR
the technical crux on this thing isn't a slab at all. Pretty sure it's dead vertical if not barely overhung. The upper moves are totally killer and worth suffering through some teeny tiny holds down low. Why aren't there more people lining up on this thing?! Feb 23, 2013
Michael Hauss
Seattle, WA
Michael Hauss   Seattle, WA
Felt hard. Very cool climb. Technical low with a huge throw to a jug on the overhanging face above. It never really lets up. I'll have to come back to this one. Mar 25, 2018
TCarrier carrier
Bend, Oregon
TCarrier carrier   Bend, Oregon
I was about to get on this today and someone told me the first bolt is a spinner, and it's a glue in. So basically it could fall out. Not confirmed, but watch out. Mar 31, 2018
Dan Stringer
Eugene, OR
Dan Stringer   Eugene, OR
In response to the comment above about the first bolt:

The bolt appears to be some kind of welded eye lag. It seems like it's probably set in a sleeve. It spins a little, but tightens when spun a bit. In other words, it looks like a glue in, but it's probably just as good as 80% of the rest of the bolts at Smith.

Not the best for peace of mind, but better than thinking it's a spinning glue-in. Sep 26, 2018