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Charlee and the Stick Factory S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Perils of Babylon S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sage Finds the Golden Stick S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Shadowboxing S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Shadows on the Earth S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Solar Winds S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sun Burn S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Brad Johnson, John Robinson
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Shared By: mike carville on Apr 2, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Kyle Bishop, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: No overnight camping on PG&E property Details


Climb gently overhanging face just left of main arete. Got it's name from John's Dog. If you knew this dog, you would know why a route is dedicated to her. Brad figured out a way to start the route without using the side wall on the left. It's fun, see if you can unlock it. This start is rated 5.11-


just right of big slab and left of Perils of Babylon (arete).




Sacramento, CA
Michaeld916   Sacramento, CA
Awesome route, very fun. Well protected crux, a bit heady at the beginning. Use the wall to the left to make first clip and pull up using huge jugs and good feet to a little no hands rest to make a clip, then fire away! Sep 17, 2013
John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
Thanks Mike for the kind comments about my dog, Charlee Aug 24, 2014
Tomer Grossman
Tomer Grossman  
Amazing route. 4th bolt is much easier to clip when extended(2 quickdraws). Nov 14, 2016
Sergey Shevelev
San Francisco, CA
Sergey Shevelev   San Francisco, CA
Hard start if you don't use the wall on the left (I'd say, 11+). Otherwise relatively consistent and fun. Not as closely bolted as the routes on the left, so a bit heady because of that. Jul 17, 2017
Mike Thielvoldt
Martinez, CA
Mike Thielvoldt   Martinez, CA
Excellent route, but be aware of the super-scary chockstone and detached block that retains it right at the top (just left of the anchors). I didn't notice this until I was near the top, but given how unstable it looks I would recommend that your belayer plan which direction to jump to if that thing goes. Oct 27, 2017

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