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Routes in Sweat Loaf aka Big Dogs

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Ain't No Puppy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Dogs Variation T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Big Dogs on the Prowl T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Deodorant T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gravity's Rainbow T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Independent Worm Saloon T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rat Crack Direct T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Revocation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Skin Tollbooth, The V8+ 7B+
Sweatin' to the Oldies T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Turd Burglar V6 7A
Walking on Paper T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
White Shores T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 95 ft
FA: M. Frichette & Partner (?) 1970s (?)
Page Views: 513 total, 5/month
Shared By: Tony B on Apr 3, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The route was pretty good and contained some great climbing, but it also had some flakey rock and insecure moves and lichen. 1 star for now, but might clean up to two.
Approach as for 'Revocation.' From the trail, walk out and left on the ledge, which is flat, but as you go left the ground falls away below... the ledge ends at a pair of corners, 'Revocation' is the cleaner corner on the right, and 'Ain't No Puppy' is the wider line on the right with the remnants of a bush in it. Set a belay of a large stopper and a 1st-knuckle sized cam on the end of the ledge at the corner.

Climb up into the left corner, (5.9-) past some awkward moves- these might get more secyure if the crack becmes cleaner. Continue up to a wide section of crack in a corner (5.8) and into the great jams in the bulge above (5.9).

You will arrive at a bolt and link belay. Rap 95' to the starting ledge, or 115' (70m rope) to the ground.


Do the same start as for Revocation.


No wide gear is needed - there is a thin-hands crack at the back of the wide crack, but do take doubles in hand-sized gear.
Here and there.
Shadrock   Here and there.
Gear beta: I found a #4 helpful in the OW just below the finish. Aug 3, 2015