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Black Dog 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dianne Barrow & Alan Nelson, 10/9/99
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
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Submitted By: Paul Hunnicutt on Mar 10, 2008

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Right after the crux.

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Description 

Climb the crimpy face (crux) up to a small, left-facing dihedral to the anchors. Or climb on the face for higher difficulty instead of waltzing up the dihedral.

Location 

This is the 4th line of bolts to the left of Mighty Dog (overhanging route with fixed chains).

Protection 

10 bolts to a two bolt anchor with rings. It shares an anchor with Dog Breath.


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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 26, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The rap rings look good now. The crux on this would be easier, and less risky, if you are tall. The crux is one move but not very easy.
By Jake Web
Aug 26, 2015

Rap rings looked fine, I always use my own draws and just clip into the gates themselves.

Anyways when I climbed this I was super stoked for people to tell me it was a 10, since I sent it no problem! But yeah 9+/10- for sure. Nice, reachy, juggy climb. Super fun!
By Mark Rolofson
May 30, 2017
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

First ascent: Dianne Barrow & Alan Nelson on October 9, 1999. The climb was originally rated 5.10d. Even though most of the climbing is 5.9 & easier, I have never considered this route to be 5.9+. The crux past 3rd bolt has always felt like solid 5.10 & harder than any move on Dog Breath (unless you climb its direct 5.11 variation above the ledge). The crux must be quite hard if you're short, as it's a reach move. Definitely a great warm-up & a fun climb.

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