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Fat Dog 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 325'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: gneiss pirate on Oct 27, 2011

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A very wide crack for LG


A great route that can be done in 2 long pitches. Climb the 1st pitch crack to its end using jams, stems and lay-a-ways, step right and belay on a nice ledge. Natural belay, 200 ft pitch. 5.7

2nd pitch has 2 options.

1st- Move right and finish on the Unfinished Concerto crack.

2nd- (better option)
From the belay move up and left aiming for a notch. Pull the notch and face climb aiming for a couple of slung hemlock trees at 130 ft. 5.7

Rap straight down Chaos out of Control. Double rope rap.


Obvious wide crack left of Unfinished Concerto


Nuts, double cams to 3 inch(optional 4-6 inch piece), many runners

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By nbrown
From: western NC
Jan 27, 2012

I usually like a good grovel but this route was lacking in that department -- too many good holds.
By Russ Keane
Oct 2, 2016

This route is awesome. Not a typical east coast climb. The wide crack felt more like a chimney. It was a really fun lead: Secure, interesting, and perfectly challenging for the 5.7 grade. Even the 2nd pitch is good! Not a throw-away 5.5 like some other climbs on the southside. Only problem is topping out and finding your way to the (or a) rappel.
By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 2, 2016

This is a really fun route. There is a variety of movement all over it. Stays shaded in the morning- a great plus for the South Side.

The optional notch pull for the second pitch felt more like a hard 5.8 move, plus the climbing right off the belay ledge has little to no protection going left. Definitely spicier than the rest of the climb.

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