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The Runt of the Litter 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Chris Deuto
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Chris Deuto on Mar 13, 2017

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Description 

The Runt of the Litter ascends the seam in the main part of the roof left of Mighty Dog. Easy slab climbing brings you to a good rest. From here, you punch out the middle of the intimidating roof following a seam with just barely enough holds in it. Precise movement throughout the seam spits you right into the crux of Mighty Dog. Runt is a little shorter than Mighty Dog but much harder, and it has much more sustained, technical, roof climbing. I felt like the movement of this climb was super classic, but I only gave it 3 stars due to the climb being a little dirty (it is brand new as of now, it will clean up with traffic) and the glue reinforcement on Mighty Dog. All in all, it is a really unique climb with thoughtful and precise movement throughout. The Runt of The Litter was bolted by Jay Samuelson and TJ Sanford.

Location 

Start just to the left of Mighty Dog. Climb through the seam in the middle of the roof.

Protection 

9 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor. You need to hang draws on the start of Runt, but the Mighty Dog part of the climb is permadrawed. Unless you are on a redpoint burn, ii is recommended to not clip the anchors over the lip to eliminate unwanted drag. That said, on redpoint, clip the anchors!


Photos of The Runt of the Litter Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Deuto on the FA while Tanner Bauer captures ...
Chris Deuto on the FA while Tanner Bauer captures ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tanner calm and composed while heading out the sea...
Tanner calm and composed while heading out the sea...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tanner working through the technical seam crux. Ba...
Tanner working through the technical seam crux. Ba...
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on the actual FA!  Photo credit goes to Tanner ...
Me on the actual FA! Photo credit goes to Tanner ...

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By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Mar 14, 2017
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Nice work putting this thing down, Chris! Awesome job and quick work!
By Chris Deuto
Mar 14, 2017

Thanks, Jay!!! Even bigger thanks to you for bolting it and allowing us to come try it with you, it was an amazing privilege working for the FA with Tanner, you and TJ. I would encourage anyone who is reading this to try it, really classic movement on good rock (a little dirty, but with traffic, it will clean up).

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