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Silence of the Poodles 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Geoff Fullerton
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006

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This high quality mixed route is definitely worth carrying some gear in for. It starts with a sweet crack corner system which is jammed and laybacked up to a big jug and a stance below the small overlap. From here follow 2 bolts up the tricky face/seam to the anchors. Felt a bit harder than the other 5.8's in the area.


2 bolts, small cams, tricams and nuts, coldshut anchor

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By Kevin Friedrich
Apr 20, 2007

A great route. Easily the hardest yet also one of the best .8's in the gorge. If this route was in yos it would be .8 though.
By J. Hickok
Mar 29, 2015

Maybe don't bring the gear just for this one, but if you did bring the gear this could be a good warm up.
By BruceB
From: Reno, NV
Apr 28, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun hand crack with a little face climbing. Solid 5.8.
Bring the rack for this and a bunch of great trad routes at the Dihedrals. Clean rock and nice splitters.
By grabski
From: N California
Jan 25, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun, and thinner than expected in places. I agree, felt hard for a 5.8 relative to the area.
By BAd
Jul 26, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Sorry, folks: SOLID 5.9. Even in Yos. I did 5.9 pitches on HD and El Cap that felt just like this. Don't go in expecting a nice 5.8 romp. Good climbing, though!


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