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Give the Dog a Bone

5.11a, Sport, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 18 votes
FA: B. Smoot, J. Smoot, 1990
Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Big Cottonwood… > S-Curves > S-Curve - Upper Wall

Description

A delicate and technical little number, Give the Dog a Bone will make you scratch your head.

An easy start gains a small bulge, its here where the route starts to take a turn for the worse. Gradually increasing in difficulty, the line quickly puts you in a pickle. Awkward moves to poor holds define the crux. Don't give up working your way to the roof, mantle and cruise the smooth terrain to the finish.

Location

100 feet west from the top of the Upper S-Curve Gully is a trail that leads to a flat clearing. Give the Dog a Bone is the first bolted route you encounter after passing Gravy Train

Protection

Four bolts to a shared chain anchor.

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Give the Dog a Bone
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My friend at the top of the route
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This photo misses the Crux start, but shoes the main ledge and the smooth stuff up top.
[Hide Photo] This photo misses the Crux start, but shoes the main ledge and the smooth stuff up top.

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[Hide Comment] All lead and anchor bolts have been replaced by the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance (SLCA) with FIXE INOX 1/2 glue-in bolts. Please consider donating to the SLCA for future anchor replacement projects.

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