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Routes in Southeast Face
|Alvin T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Barfy's Favorite T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Black Dog T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Central Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Dancing Ladies T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Forward Never Straight (a.k.a. Shade of Grey) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Greatest Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Inner Mountain Flame T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Jetstream Deluxe T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Judy's Jaunt T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Keep the River Free T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Le Petit Francais T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Misty Mountain Hop T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Mr. Gone T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Not the Greatest Route (But Still Fun). T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Rites of Passage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Simon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Theodore T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||858 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||Aaron Martinuzzi on Feb 15, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionBlack Dog is a fun, mostly-crack line on Greyrock's Southeast Face with an exciting, runout face-climbing crux. It is mislabeled on the SE Face topo in the Leubben/Cross/Scott Poudre Canyon Routes guidebook as route 68.
P1. Climb the side of the flake (left side is easier, right side is much nicer and only about 5.7) and a short stretch of face above to a crack that runs through two small roofs. Clamber over the roofs (5.8 or 8-), passing a fixed pin after the second. Continue up the enjoyable crack as it squeezes down to nothing and spits you out on thin, protection-free, friction climbing. Man up, crimp down where possible, and work out the sequence up and left until you reach a large ramp. Belay here, 5.9 (?) R, 150 feet.
P2. Follow left-trending seams and finger cracks with nice face holds for a rope length or so until a belay can be had on lower-angle terrain. This pitch trends naturally toward Central Chimney. If necessary, an intermediate, semi-hanging belay could be made along the way, 5.9-, 200 feet.
P3. Ascend lower-angle terrain, either trending left toward Central Chimney's finish, or following lichenous but interesting features straight up for more "full value" climbing. Belay at or near the summit plateau, 5.6 (harder if you choose), 150 feet.