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Dead Dog Face 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jim Craighead (TR) 1987
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Submitted By: Kris Gorny on May 22, 2006

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Description 

A somewhat unusual climb for Red Wing. Pockety, technical and on smooth solid rock. Fine route at its grade. Reminiscent of sport climbing in white limestone.

Follow the bolt line and stay off the roof holds on the right.

Please email me if you have any info regarding bolting and first free ascent of this route.

Protection 

4 bolts, rap anchors.


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By Adam Therneau
Nov 15, 2006
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This route climbs much better than it looks. Though a little contrived, sticking to the face at the start and going left after the big hole at the second bolt makes this route more like 11c and superb.
By Chris treggE
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From: Madison, WI
Jun 1, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Contrived but if you follow Adam's advice it's stellar, a lot of fun and tough to onsight.
By Sue and Jim
Sep 19, 2007

Technically, the 5.11a rating (a bit contrived) calls for climbing between (and not using) the two cracks.
By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Oct 25, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

easier for those with a long reach.
By Gavin Purcell
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 7, 2017

This is a surprisingly fun route with a couple ways to climb. The most natural way is to simply follow the bolt line and use any holds within reach. This way would be about 5.11a. The get to most out of the route, stick to the narrow face between the buttress and the large flake at the bottom and avoid the roof holds to the right. This way would be about 5.11c and more sustained. I think the rating is ultimately determined by whether or not the roof holds are used.

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