Type: Trad, TR, 35 ft
FA: Gary Clark (1st recorded ascent)
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Shared By: Wa3lt on Mar 22, 2009
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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A left-slanting crack system. Not really desperate at all. I don't know where the name came from.


Start 6 feet left of Upper Kor's. Route 11 in the photo.




Chris Wenker
Santa Fe
Chris Wenker   Santa Fe
The online guide says that Gary Clark gave this route its name (implying he did the FA?).
This route seems to be a minor variation to the left variation of . The online guide shows Kor's Dog going up the left side of the bulging low block, and then jogging left and ascending the left side of the crack system above. Build a gear anchor on top.
I found the left side of the low block to be a reachy awkward move (and I'm 6'-3"), but it protects well. The rest is straightforward, but I didn't find the layback mentioned in the online guide.
Beverly does not mention KDog; Jackson's topo seems to merge KDog and Desperate.

Mar 15, 2011