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Watch the Dog
V4-5, Boulder, 12 ft,
Avg: 3.4 from 39 votes
California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > Santa Barbara… > Brickyard > Soot Patrol Boulder
Squat start and move out of the cave on cool slopers and edges. Ends on the giant jug hueco unless you are feeling ballsy...
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Nick cranking Watch the Dog
Making the throw to the jug harder than it has to be
Getting spit off for the umpteenth time.
Beta photo for Watch the Dog. Most folks finish at the jug on the top-left corner of the photo.
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Sports some of the greasiest holds west of the Mississippi. Great for laps, though. There's a low "crimp" variation that begins on the normal starting holds, utilizes some small edges below the slick-as-snot slopers, and then finishes the original way. Good fun. Hard-ish.
May 2, 2011
Avoiding the flake jug near the end by staying lower adds a few more hard, but good moves. This version feels v5ish.
Feb 23, 2012
Santa Barbara, CA
Thanks to whoever added the R and L beta ticks. There is never enough chalk on this route to begin with for me to find the holds.
Aug 9, 2012
Jul 2, 2013
Vid brings back old memories of roaming around out there alone and finding these things and being shocked if ever I'd see anyone, so I had that reaction to seeing other people in the background. Me, Perlin, and Jason Houston spent years trying to get people psyched on the yard but no one ever wanted to go out , at least until Bob moved to town. Watch the Dog was just me and a brush (no pads yet). It might have been years until I found someone to go out and do it with me.
Jan 3, 2015