Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Johnny Arms - 1998
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Shared By: Jeff Mekolites on Mar 13, 2007
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Sport route in the middle of the south side of the Holiday Block. Thin climbing up high leads to a committing move out a roof. This route has been mislabeled in both editions of the Dixie Craggers Atlas as Oyster.


Located between Walking the Dog and Pump Handles.


6 bolts, cold shuts


San Francisco, CA
adam14113   San Francisco, CA
Little worthless trivia for ya about this route. This climb was named after getting my finger bitten by a bat while doing one of the FAs. Fortunately the tip of my finger was too calloused for it to penetrate. Nov 4, 2009
bolts are bad, needs a rebolt, (with stainless bolts) Nov 19, 2009
Swamp Cookie
da Bayou
Swamp Cookie   da Bayou
This looks like the description for Underdog in the first Dixie Cragger's Atlas. Can anyone confirm this? Oct 2, 2010
Yes, this route is referred to as "Underdog" in the Dixie Cragger. My perception from speaking to the locals that it should be Rabies. I just did this in April 2011 and can confirm pretty much all the bolts (except the crux) are rusty - to me the route goes 5.9ish until the crux which I think is rated appropriately for the area (and has a new bolt!). Jun 14, 2011
great climb...Completed this route in 2014 after a couple good falls...no problems with bolts holding...may have been replaced...get on it Jul 2, 2015
We were on the climb immediately to the left of Rabies, and another group was on Rabies one day (spring 2015). A bat literally bit someone in that group while on this climb. May 15, 2017
Just climbed this yesterday (12/3/17) and the bolts holding the cold shuts are rusted and loose - both of them. I may try to replace them this winter. Be careful, and if you are top roping this, there is a large solid horn about 4ft back from the shuts that you can sling as a backup - that's the only way I let my crew top rope it. This is a great climb. Dec 4, 2017