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Red Dog 

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

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: richard magill on Jun 3, 2006

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This route goes up a small dihedral, just right of Slippery Avocado. All the tricky climbing is located down low in surmounting the first semi-chossy roof near the first bolt.

After that it gets pretty easy.

Unfortunately, the route was bolted like you would be left in the dihedral. The actual climbing takes you a bit right of this over the roof. So the bolting is a little funky at the first bolt and threatens to slap you against the wall if you fall.

After getting through this funkiness it is 5.8 to the anchors. Not a terrible route but a route I would not recommend - just not as good as the other lines here.


Just right of Slippery Avocado.


5 bolts to the Slippery Avocado anchor.

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By Sauce
From: Golden, CO.
Jul 13, 2008

Loose throughout! Not recommended.
By poundit14
From: Laramie, WY
Jun 7, 2009

Watch out for choss before and at the roof. There is some soft rock on the left side, and choss waiting to peel off on the right side of the roof, exactly where and what you want to grab. Once pass the roof, it is pretty solid now, but there is a block that is currently marked with an X, so tread carefully.
By Emerson Takahashi
From: Casper, WY
May 17, 2011

I have climbed this one a few times in the past months, and everything seems to be just fine. Pretty nice climb if you want to take a break from slippery slopers.
By K Gustafson
Apr 24, 2017
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This route has so many interesting features and so much potential. For some reason, it doesn't climb well and fell short of my expectations. Perhaps some holds broke off, but the start is harder than 10a. Much more difficult that slippery avocado.

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