Pitbulls on Crack [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.8 from 17 votes
|Type:||Sport, 50 ft|
|FA:||Bret and Stuart Ruckman, 1990|
|Page Views:||366 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||John Steiger on Sep 4, 2011|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Description [Suggest Change]
This route is the namesake for either a head-banging metal group formed in the late 80s, a bootleg Nirvana album, or a drink made from tequila, bourbon, rum, and Jagermeister. Whatever pumped up the Ruckman brothers, it sure worked. The quality of rock here is generally poorer than elsewhere and the line is a bit forced, but Pitbulls is worthwhile for the Garden habitué. The crux comes around the last bolt before the anchors. The anchors can be reached by skidaddling right and back left or punching straight-up (likely harder).
Location [Suggest Change]
Pitbulls is the second bolt-line from the left (north) on the Garden, just left of a prominent right-facing flake system. It's shown as the leftmost route in the Ruckmans' 1998 guide, but Black Dynamite is the leftmost route on the crag. Both Black Dynamite and Pitbulls sport chain draws as of this writing (they make for a convenient workout, but IMO they are an eye-sore; please do not install any more).
Protection [Suggest Change]
Draws, unless the chain draws are still installed. Be aware that the fourth clip is a rusty blade driven straight down behind a flake. It'd probably hold a fall, but thankfully the climbing getting to it and getting to the next bolt is relatively easy.