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Scurvy Dog 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Gary Clark, Lynn Clark, ~2001
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 24, 2006

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Above the small roof at the top of the route. Augu...

Description 

Probably one of the better 5.9s at El Rito. The route starts on the the north end of the Pirate's Wall. After the mildly tricky start, continue up the arete, clipping bolts as you go. At top is an overhang, which appears trickier than it actually is, then the anchors above that.

Location 

The far left (north) end of Pirate's wall, heading up the arete.

Protection 

7 bolts to anchors.


Photos of Scurvy Dog Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: AK starting up Scurvy Dog.  Mid June.
AK starting up Scurvy Dog. Mid June.
Rock Climbing Photo: From the top of Scurvy Dog
From the top of Scurvy Dog
Rock Climbing Photo: D's Nutz at the base of Scurvy Dog.  Photo by C. L...
D's Nutz at the base of Scurvy Dog. Photo by C. L...

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By Beefy hadfield
Sep 17, 2010

Great climb! One of my favorite routes.
By ZachS00
From: Denver, CO
May 23, 2011

I put a new biner at the top of this one on 5/21/11. One of the fixed biners up there wouldn't open wide enough to allow a rope through, so I just left a new one up there.
By Dave Wachter
Jun 19, 2012

Fun climbing but chossy. Footholds near the bottom are crumbling and big chunks of the route higher up look ready to fall off.
By Tertia Davis
Jul 30, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun sport climb with great bolt placement. The left bolt on the anchor was loose, finger tightened it the best we could but hopefully someone can come torque it down. Also, the carabiners on the chains were dangerously worn, please belay through your own equipment (it is good etiquette and for safety reasons).

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