Type: Sport, 50 ft, Grade III
FA: Glen Ritter
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Shared By: Sam Adams on Mar 31, 2009
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Sloping crimps and marginal side pulls get you to the heart of the matter with a final blast up crimps to the finish.


Starts about 10' left of Drillers.


Five bolts, stainless shuts.


Rover B. Dog was a sweet, local stray who was named by Bob Surber in the very early days of Obed development. Eventually he had his own dog bowl (kept at the crag) and a route was named for him. Inevitably, another stray started coming along and he and Rover would fight. One day the other stray was found dead at the base, and the locals split into two camps: those who thought Rover pushed the other stray to his death, and those who could not imagine the possibility. Apr 12, 2011
Glenn Ritter
Sandy, UT
Glenn Ritter   Sandy, UT
Paul I can't believe you remember the story.... but it is now legend. The "other" dog's name was Sport but you forgot about the dark and sinister third dog "Trad." Conspiracy theory has it that this 3rd dog actually pushed Rover over the edge to his death. Sep 20, 2011
Red River Gorge
JohnWesely   Red River Gorge
5.10 sport climbs are usually junk. This one is great. Mar 13, 2012
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
A very nice route. It was an honor to climb something in this massive, sacred amphitheater. The rock quality is impeccable, and for this little treasure there was nice movement and a bunch of hero holds. The crux was pulling past the first bolt. The wall is so big, it took 20 minutes to figure out where this 10a was. If you are on the large rock that forms a flat table top, it's almost to the far right side of it. A twisted old fallen tree forms this little walkway to the wall. 10' to the left of that is Rover B Dog, look for a glue in 15 feet up, followed by 4 more bolts and then shut anchors. May 1, 2018