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Nickel Puppies 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: John Sherman, Bob Hoadley
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Submitted By: Daniel Cohn on Mar 25, 2007

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This is a pretty fun 5.9 route that protects well. There is a nice hand crack in the middle and a tricky bulge near the top. It is pretty sustained at the grade.


series of cracks left of a bolted 5.8 and right of a bolted 5.10


cams up to Camalot #2 and some nuts

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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Apr 17, 2011

I enjoyed the route, finished to the right on a wider crack instead of going up the direct and harder way. Wimped out.
By NickMartel
From: Tucson, Arizona
Feb 28, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Super fun, full value, lots of sweet jams. Gave it 9+ keeping with the trad grade but the top move (going straight up, not right to the wide crack) is definitely the crux and probably closer to 10a for me (it seemed a touch easier than the crux of Hot Dog which is the same bulge only 2 feet left on slightly worse grips, but closer to a letter grade easier not a number grade easier). DO IT!!!
By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 7, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

bulge at the top is friggin hard. not 5.9 no way. cool route though.
By jaspur Chafer
From: tucson,az
May 22, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Hmm. Thought this one felt easier than the "8" on the right. So did my partner who led it

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