Type: Sport, 75 ft
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Shared By: Paul Hunnicutt on Mar 8, 2008
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Description

Just left of Hot Dog climb the crimpy face to a crack you can layback. Surmount the bulge and up to the first set of anchors at a huge ledge. Climb past 4 more bolts (crux) to a second set of anchors which are shared with adjacent route.

Location

This is the line of bolts left of Hot Dog...third line of bolts left of the overhanging route with fixed chains - Mighty Dog.

Protection

9 bolts, with one midway anchor.
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
This route is called Dog Breath, shares anchors with another 10a, Rolofson calls Black Dog.

Snoopy and Lil Dog are further left than mentioned above. Mar 9, 2008
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
  5.9+
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
  5.9+
On the upper half, if you start from the corner and diagonal right, it's very easy. That felt like cheating, but that's how the three of us did it. Going straight up at the bolts was too hard. The guide says 10d, so maybe the intent is to climb at the bolts, but all the chalk was out left on the big holds. Nov 23, 2008
Bal Rau
Denver, Colorado
Bal Rau   Denver, Colorado
The big block before going to the anchors seems loose. Would be scary if it fell. Oct 16, 2011
Toby Butterfield
Portland, OR
  5.10d
Toby Butterfield   Portland, OR
  5.10d
Going straight up the bolt line is doable and definitely no more difficult than 11a at the most relative to the other climbs at this crag. Does look easier out left, but I didn't repeat it, so I don't know how much easier. Fun climb, good movement down low! Dec 27, 2011
Jake Web
Denver, CO
Jake Web   Denver, CO
This one was hard! I didn't realize it shares bolts with the other easy 9+/10. So that caused confusion as we had two people climbing the routes right next to each other.

I'd call it a 10c or 10d for sure. Aug 26, 2015
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
  5.10
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
  5.10
The wide range of ratings for this one -- from 5.9 to 5.10+ -- most likely stems from how it's climbed just before and just after the mid-way ledge with anchors. Belly to bolts it probably goes 10a below the ledge and 10d above the ledge. Going further left at these two places it probably goes 9+ below and 10b above the ledge. Dec 19, 2015
A few weeks ago, I climbed this route as a normal part of my warm-up. Unfortunately, I broke off a relatively important hold. With this break plus the polish, I'd say this route is now solidly an 11a if you stick to the line, in my opinion. Same difficulty as Reefer Madness and Generation Gap. Jun 6, 2018
I would definitely say it is a 10a lead climb, because most of the climbing is 9+ other than one move at the 3rd or 4th bolt where you can either layback and skip the bolt or reach for a long crimpy hold. I am 5'8" and couldn't reach the hold statically, so I skipped it and made my way to the top. Sep 25, 2018