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Angel of Poets S 
Bird Dog S 
Black Slabbath S 
Butt Scratch S 
Captain Morgan S 
Cuttin' Cards for a Poke S 
Die Easy S 
Diving for Rocks S 
Dogtailing S 
Hollywood S 
Hoover Head S,TR 
Hoovering TR 
It's A Wiggle Butt S 
Just For The Fun of It S 
Lick the Window S 
Lonesone Dove S 
Luminaire Noir S 
Maggy Needs New Shoes TR 
Magster S 
Man Hands S 
Matter of Honor S 
Mister Blister S 
Mongrel, The S 
Nose Print on the Windshield S 
Over Easy S 
Rock Dog TR 
Roo Dog S 
Seismic Step S 
She's No Dog She's My Wife S 
Short People S 
Slimy Crack aka Icecubes, Popcorn and Popsicles S 
Torpedoes Away S 

Bird Dog 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Dylan Weldin on May 1, 2011

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Anonymous climber leads Bird Dog while another cli...


Fun climbing on polished limestone. Difficult to get off the ground, but beyond that not too much challenge. Perhaps getting up to clip the anchors is the hardest section (assuming you clip with hands -above- the anchors)

Some fun TR variations exist as well, climbing left and over the bulge to the ledge below the anchors


To the right of Maggy Needs New Shoes and to the Left of Over Easy. The anchors for this climb are the last ones located under the wall's major roof formation (right end)


Bolts (3 I think)

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler Garrett lead climbing Bird Dog. If you don't...
Tyler Garrett lead climbing Bird Dog. If you don't...
Rock Climbing Photo: Anonymous climber on "Bird Dog"
Anonymous climber on "Bird Dog"

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By Tyler Garrett
From: Dallas, TX
Sep 26, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great route all around, all the moves seem to flow, and the finishing move is a great confidence booster. This was my first lead climbing route.

Correction to Protection: There are 4 bolts not 3, although I generally skip the first one.
Rock Climbing Photo: Off to the left of bird dog is a fun boulder/mante...
Off to the left of bird dog is a fun boulder/mantel problem to start the route. Two hands on the point, feet off to the right, then work your feet left, to a heel hook with the left foot and good luck with this tricky v3+ start, it is the hands after the heel hook that make it difficult.
By Fenicks
Aug 18, 2014

Description is pretty much spot on - tough pull at the start, but not too bad. Anchor clipping can be intimidating, but also fun. As Tyler pointed out, there are four bolts, not three. Clean up can be difficult due to the rock angles.

Rock Climbing Photo: Phillipe Robinson nearing a TR completion
Phillipe Robinson nearing a TR completion

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