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Routes in Little Dude
|Big Lebowsky S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Chihuahua, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Crack House T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Easy Dude? T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Hampster Monkey S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Hamster Kung Fu S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Hummingbird Rodeo S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Kung Fu Monkey S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Moonshine S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Strange Brew S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Sport, 40 ft|
|FA:||K. Miller, M. Rolofson, 2005|
|Page Views:||505 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on May 18, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
State Park; Fee Required. Details
Golden Gate Canyon is a State Park and a $6 (2010) fee is required for entrance. Self serve kiosks exist throughout the park. Annual passes can be purchased for $60.
DescriptionThis is the bolted line just to the right of the obvious crack system on the right side of this crag.
To start, you can scramble up a ledge system from the right or do a short climb up from the left. A yellow Alien placed from the ground seemed to help make the start feel less scary as the crux move seemed to be before clipping the 1st bolt. Alternatively, a stick clip may obviate the need for a cam. Move up on bulgy terrain with less-than-bucket holds. Once you get the obvious horizontal-ish crack, things will feel more solid, but there is still another mantel or reach move to get your weight off your hands. Continue up a slab, move onto the near-vertical headwall slightly right of the last bolt and anchors.
Oh yeah, another interesting thing about this route is that you can get buzzed by hummingbirds while climbing it...especially if you have something strongly red on. Hummingbirds came by probably a dozen times while climbing this route. Maybe it was the red helmet?