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Mighty Dog (aka Lavender Days) 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Matt Lavender (1993)
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Submitted By: Fred Gomez on Jun 29, 2011

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Upon first inspection this route might look a little silly because it has a 30 foot lip traverse. Get on the route and you'll see that the route definitely takes the line of least resistance and the traverse is actually quite complex and fun.

Start with three bolts of easy blocky climbing. The first hard moves involve technical movement around a roof. Get creative by knee barring or heel hooking around this deceptively tricky roof.

Once established on the lip move right between slopers and good jugs. Don't be afraid to lead with your feet. Once you reach the base of the hanging arete you are rewarded with a really good rest.

There are two options for making it through the beginning crux section of the arete. You can slap directly up the arete for a couple hard moves or you can move further right through a selection of slopers. The more direct version could be reachy for anyone with a wingspan less than 5'8". Which ever version you choose, do be careful not to land in the pine tree.

The rest of the overhanging arete contains thoughtful movement between deep pockets. A few more decent rests diminish the pump heading to the chains.

Overall this is one of the most unique sport routes in the NRG region. With the recent addition of long fixed cable draws on the traverse the experience has been made much more convenient and enjoyable.


This route is hard to miss, located just left of Puppy Chow. It travels up the left side of the giant roof.


12 bolts + anchor. Three long cable draws on the traverse section. Take a long draw for the first bolt on the arete.

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By Kurtrude
May 30, 2017

This route is also referred to as "Mighty Dog" in the latest NRG guidebook.
By Matthew Carpenter
Sep 11, 2017

Good Lord you think we got enough beta in the description?
By Gummy
From: Akron, OH
Sep 25, 2017
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

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