Good Man Dan
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On the middle of the arete.
Several new routes have been put up in this sector of North Table Mountain, and Good Man Dan is the latest addition by the Mad-Uni-Bolter, Alan Nelson. The major features of this sector are the arete climb, Brain Cloud
and Shadow of a Hangdog
, the crack to its right. Next is a trad "gully" and right of the trad gully is Table Manners
, followed by another Dan Hare route
with black hangers, and then an arete. The arete is Good Man Dan. Two easy clips take you to the crux and the third clip. I found this third clip awkward and preferred an extendo clip at the third bolt, however, pinching a minor chip below an obvious jug, sets this clip up well, just watch the balance! Fun moves and more pumpy than it would appear, Good Man Dan at least will not blow up in your face unless you miss the third clip. Good stone with some discontinuity in the climbing.
QDs only. This 55 foot route needs 8 draws or so and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.
BETA PHOTO: The route, shown by the rope.
On Good Man Dan to the best of my knowledge. It is...
By Richard A. Berg
Dec 4, 2001
Terrific job of bolting by this guy, I always felt safe. Moving past the crux third bolt is a lot easier if you have a 6'- 3" reach like me, probably bringing the difficulty down a couple notches. Some interesting, balancey moves though, a fun route.
By shad O'Neel
Dec 5, 2004
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Intimidating, but not very hard, much easier than Politicians Priests and Bodybags, which is only a 10a.
By Jimn Seiler
From: North Platte, NE
Sep 9, 2007
I thought PP&BB was easier than Good Man Dan but not by much. For what I've been on in this area I would call it 10a; however, the ratings in this area are the worst I've ever seen, and I think it has a lot to do with that damn Hubbel guidebook. We did a climb to the right of this that was supposedly a 11c and it was certainly not an 11c, more like a 9.