Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Dianne Barrow & Alan Nelson, 10/9/99
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Shared By: Paul Hunnicutt on Mar 9, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project - Completed Details

Description

Climb the crimpy face (crux) up to a small, left-facing dihedral to the anchors. Or climb on the face for higher difficulty instead of waltzing up the dihedral.

Location

This is the 4th line of bolts to the left of Mighty Dog (overhanging route with fixed chains).

Protection

10 bolts to a two bolt anchor with rings. It shares an anchor with Dog Breath.

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Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.10a
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.10a
The rap rings look good now. The crux on this would be easier, and less risky, if you are tall. The crux is one move but not very easy. Oct 26, 2014
Jake Web
Denver, CO
Jake Web   Denver, CO
Rap rings looked fine, I always use my own draws and just clip into the gates themselves.

Anyways when I climbed this I was super stoked for people to tell me it was a 10, since I sent it no problem! But yeah 9+/10- for sure. Nice, reachy, juggy climb. Super fun! Aug 26, 2015
Mark Rolofson
Boulder, CO
  5.10b/c
Mark Rolofson   Boulder, CO
  5.10b/c
First ascent: Dianne Barrow & Alan Nelson on October 9, 1999. The climb was originally rated 5.10d. Even though most of the climbing is 5.9 & easier, I have never considered this route to be 5.9+. The crux past 3rd bolt has always felt like solid 5.10 & harder than any move on Dog Breath (unless you climb its direct 5.11 variation above the ledge). The crux must be quite hard if you're short, as it's a reach move. Definitely a great warm-up & a fun climb. May 30, 2017
Cara Hubbell
Arvada, CO
  5.10a/b
Cara Hubbell   Arvada, CO
  5.10a/b
WAY too hard for a 5.9! The crux is reachy, and even my husband who leads 11b and has a 6'6" reach struggled at the crux. I was glad to be on TR for this one so I could cheat past that point. Even the climbing higher up was challenging... or maybe I was just tired since this was the last route of the day, haha. Either way, I think this route is definitely in the 10 range! Nov 3, 2017
Rob Baumgartner
Niwot
 
Rob Baumgartner   Niwot
 
Climbed this on Christmas Eve 2018, and there were six or seven chalk Xs on it. A few were probably overcautious, but it's a bit ridiculous dodging them all. One is on a VERY large block out right (just before the final steep section), which does appear to have cracks all around it. I'd recommend avoiding this route for now. Dec 28, 2018
Scott Chico
Morrison CO
Scott Chico   Morrison CO
Now I know what people are talking about when discussing the crux between the 3 and 4th bolts! After several attempts, I was able to negotiate the sequence and didn't necessarily have to make that reach for the shelf (I used another hold below it and to the right). There are A LOT of "Xs" on the climb, but you can avoid them. Apr 11, 2019