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Gonzo Dogs 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 225'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: J Marshall, D Wonderly, 1987
Season: any
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Submitted By: Tony B on Apr 7, 2006

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The climb is described as a 2pitch climb by swain, with a 140' pitch followed by a second to the top, but I did not find a good stance of anchor and preferred to climb this as a single 225' (70-meter) pitch to the top of the cliff.
Climb the right-most of the two left-leaning cracks on the left side of the wall to reach a big hueco and some bolts. Clip and go to reach a second crack system that runs out before the climb does- and leaves the leader to finish on a heady but moderate face.
Belay up top on trad gear.


Toward the left-hand side of the crag, and just right of 'Walking the Vertical Beach' there is another route with left-leaning crack system that is followed to access a few bolts and then another crack though a small roof.


A standard light rack plus bolts for draws. There are places where you will be climbing well above gear, but not difficult moves.

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By Darice Lee
Mar 8, 2012

There are lots of holds but the rock is pretty thin and breaky. There is a fantastic belay ledge in the middle that has a nice view. The second pitch is very run out but easy, less than 5.6. At the top there is a thin landing with a tree to which you can anchor. The walk-off is in the back to the right.

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