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Routes in The Dog Pile

5.8 Face, The T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
5.9 Face T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Big Nuthin TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Dog Pile Traverse V0+ 4+
Epperson's Lunge TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Hand Crack, The 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0 4
Kung Pao S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Mkay V-easy 3
Picket Mantel 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+
Round Rock T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Shockley's Lunge 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+
Type: Trad, TR, 20 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 16, 2007
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The Climb

This is the nice face perpendicular the steep face of the Dog Pile, offering solid edges up either a moderate highball boulder problem, or a TR for the timid.


Boulder Problem or a bolt for TR


el cajon, CA
sdrockstar81   el cajon, CA
great highball starter! variations all over the face. The most featured route is on the Right. Just breath and stay calm you will be fine. Sep 13, 2012
Climbing out left near the round arete is harder (5.9ish) than going straight up the center of the face, just left of the chockstone (5.8ish)... Either way, classic highball slab on good incut edges! Sack up and get on it! Or be a puss like me and headpoint it. Jul 5, 2007
Adam Stackhouse    
As seen in the picture, there are two separately spaced bolts on the top of the face allowing at least a few different variations, probably at different grades. The 5.8+ rating of the route posting reflects both my experience bouldering this the easiest way up 15 years ago and the old guide that I referred to back then. Mar 16, 2007