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Doggie Do 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Fredericks, Summer 1965
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Submitted By: Will S on Jun 28, 2007

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This short OW is mostly moderate, punctuated with a short difficult crux coming out of the pod.


The route is located 10' left of the first pitch squeeze chimney of Doggie Diversions just left of where the streambed first meets the wall. Walk off climbers left.


Big cams, #3 camalot to #4.5 camalot, optional hand sized piece.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Me at the good rest on Doggie Do
Me at the good rest on Doggie Do
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Moyles in the crux.
Steve Moyles in the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Doggie Do. Crux is exiting the pod.
BETA PHOTO: Doggie Do. Crux is exiting the pod.

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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Oct 19, 2008

I agree that the crux is exiting the pod. I wore my approach shoe on my right foot which made the lower part really easy. But try as I might, I really struggled on the upper part. I ended up using several versions of hand stacks and was able to crank though.
My Buddy Tristan tried to lead this before I got on it. He simply slid the green C4 ahead of him for the whole lower part. and a purple for the upper. He had been feeling a bit sick all week and the fight with the crux made him "want to throw up!" Several times he looked down with a pretty nasty look and I thought, here it comes.
By Alexey
From: San Jose
Feb 18, 2010

this route is felt way harder than 10a - calf locks with hand stacks is the ticket on crux section
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Feb 1, 2011

It's harder than it looks from the ground. Can't quite get my knee jam to stick in the OW while exiting the pod. There's many Valley OW's of the grade (Secret Storm, Sacherer Cracker, Chingando, Reed's Left) that feel substantially easier.
By Phil Esra
May 2, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

felt harder than Generator Crack to me.
By Mark P Thomas
From: Draper
Dec 19, 2011

What's with the hand stacks? The flare felt too tight and deep for me to get any stacks. I just couldn't get both hands deep enough into the crack. Better to side pull crimp on the inside crack and other features until you can sidepull on a jam in the inside crack. Careful foot stacking on the flare brings you out OK. Once your feet are past the blocks in the pod, it seemed to climb well as a squeeze chimney.

A #6 BD C4 is all you need for the bottom half, then a #4 BD C4 can be left as a backup just below the crux, and a #5 BD C4 can be pushed through the crux. Another #4 BD (or a #3?) can be placed to protect the final twist & exit as you've left the #5 behind by then.
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Jan 21, 2012

FA: Chris Fredericks, by 1970
By Rodger Raubach
Mar 13, 2012

The FA was indeed by Chris Fredericks, but it was Summer, 1965.
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
May 1, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

wiggle wiggle wiggle!

Bring gear to 5" and you will be fine. No need for double of anything.
By John Hovell
From: San Francisco, California
Nov 8, 2016

Felt much harder than .10a to me as well, but I guess I just don't have the technique for the crux. Even the lower part felt very touch and go - delicate stemming on the left with back on the right wall to get up high enough to heel toe. Would be curious to hear how others managed the crux. I could do all the moves but had to rest - felt way more strenuous than 10a.

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