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Top Dawg 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mark Roth and Jay Eggleston
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mark Roth on Oct 15, 2014

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Description 

This is a 2nd pitch to the The Purrrfect Puppy or Stray Cat.

I'm posting it separate to avoid consensus grade confusion. I don't want to scare anyone away from the first pitch, since it's so fun and easy….

From the anchor of either route mentioned, scramble up to a big ledge. Clip the first bolt as you start up the steepening headwall. Steep rock and jugs lead to a tricky mantel at the 3rd bolt. The last bolt protects a crux lip encounter. Right above the overhang is another nice ledge and the anchor.

Location 

Start from either the The Purrrfect Puppy or Stray Cat anchor.

Protection 

4 bolts, 2 bolt anchor


Photos of Top Dawg Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin at the third bolt.  3rd ascent?
Kevin at the third bolt. 3rd ascent?
Rock Climbing Photo: Three of the bolts.
BETA PHOTO: Three of the bolts.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark on the first ascent near the first bolt.
Mark on the first ascent near the first bolt.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 15, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This pitch is short, but it is fun if you want something more challenging than "Purrrfect Puppy ". The holds at the crux are not obvious but are very good once you locate them. The crux feet are poor. The third bolt is hard to see from below. It is only 5 or so feet above the second bolt.
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Oct 31, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

A fun, short addition with two overhangs to surmount. Makes a quality 1-1/2 pitch sport route. One of the key holds to pull the first (smaller) roof is scary thin but seems strong enough. Maybe not for long.
By Parker Wrozek
From: Denver, CO
Mar 22, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Pretty fun climb. Worth getting up there. Both roofs are pretty interesting to get through. If only it was longer.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 23, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Did this again today, and all holds felt solid. You do forget moves after a year's absence.
By Mark Jameson
From: Denver, CO
Jun 4, 2016

FYI, we got to the ground with one 70m rope. Just be careful, and rap to the climber's left to some nice ledges.

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