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Gravy Train T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chimney Approach T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cinco de Mayo T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cruise This S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fat Tuesday T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a X
Launchitude T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mark's Menace T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
My Dog Has Fleas S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Never Believe S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Oyster S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pigs in Zen (Tuesday's Gone) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Plush S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pump Handles T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rabies S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sandrewf T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Tales From the Hard Side S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
That Eight (aka Kennel Club) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
They Call Me Cruiser T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Walking the Dog T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
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Description [Edit]

A fine moderate sport route with some slopers to deal with toward the top. Also known as "The Nine."

Starting at an overhang, pull the roofy opening moves on good holds, then follow a fairly steep but well-featured face to the top.

Location [Edit]

On the north side of Holiday Block, about 20' left of Mark's Menace.

Protection [Edit]

Five bolts, bolted anchors.


Slopey and Pumpy. Probably a lot easier when it's cooler Jun 28, 2011
Robert Dominguez
Birmingham, AL
Robert Dominguez   Birmingham, AL
One of the best for the grade at Sandrock, great route! Dec 14, 2011
Will Carney
Tallulah Falls, GA
  5.9 PG13
Will Carney   Tallulah Falls, GA
  5.9 PG13
Excellent slightly overhanging sloper crux. Great place to watch "5.10" climbers get ego check'd. A must do for first timers @ Sand Rock. Sep 2, 2014
DavisMeschke Guillotine   Pinedale, WY
^ What about My Dog has Fleas makes that route 5.9, PG13?? It's at most 5.8. I would put it on par with Kennel Club except that it's more sustained 5.8.. Jan 8, 2015
Find the least worst hold through the bulge and go for it...its the best you'll get! great short climb Jul 2, 2015
Portola, CA
Brandon.Phillips   Portola, CA
Mostly climbing on big jugs with a couple of slopers at the bulge/crux. Nothing on here harder than 8+. If the crux was a boulder problem at Horsepens it would be V0--. No 5.9 pg13 here. Nov 2, 2015
Crux goes well with an undercling. Mar 6, 2016
New climbers beware, if you are used to climbing routes like a ladder, this route will serve you a nice juicy slice of humble pie. Awesome movement and never a dull moment on the route! Oct 20, 2016
not bad if you know the sequence - probably a true 8 once you have it. More like a 9 if you muscle it. Jan 9, 2017
Jason Eberhard
Atlanta, GA
Jason Eberhard   Atlanta, GA
8 if you find the under clings. Most climbers transitioning from the gym will be humbled and curse at the 9- rating like I did. May 19, 2017
Jay Swamidass
Anchorage, AK
Jay Swamidass   Anchorage, AK
Pretty much all of the bolts on this otherwise-awesome route, are super rusty and not very confidence inspiring. I still clipped all of 'em though! Mar 10, 2018

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