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Wolf-Dog 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C1

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C1 [details]
FA: Roy Suggett and Zac Warren
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter maybe, otherwise Spring and Fall
Page Views: 294
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Feb 7, 2015

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Description 

Harder than the rest of the rock in the Grand Staircase, you still will need to sew it up! This is a beautiful area and the colors here are postcard-esque! The first aid moves are disconcerting. Then you run through some good climbing until you reach a vertical off-width/chimney. There is gear and hands in the back of this intimidating 30 foot head tester. The exit is awkward but doable.

Location 

East of "Promise Rock" and just a hundred feet off the cliff band this tower is easy to find though not easily seen from the road. The Wolf-Dog line is on the northeast side of Dog Gone Tower. Scramble up some loose blocks onto a low col between the tower and a much shorter pile. Then traverse right on a small ledge to a thin crack. Place a lot of small gear and step into aiders. A few moves gets you to a large ledge. The rest of the line goes free.

Protection 

Passive = Black and pink tricams, small wires and offsets
Active = 00 Met. through .3 BD X 1, BD #1s through #5s X3.
Anchor = 3 bolts with webbing and a quick link
Rope = A single 60 meter will "just" get you to the ground.


Photos of Wolf-Dog Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A summit pic,
A summit pic,
Rock Climbing Photo: The 2nd summit party
The 2nd summit party
Rock Climbing Photo: The bottom 1/2 of Wolf-Dog is on the other side
BETA PHOTO: The bottom 1/2 of Wolf-Dog is on the other side
Rock Climbing Photo: Another summit pic.
Another summit pic.

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By BSU_Zac
Mar 8, 2015

Fun little tower and this is easiest path to the summit. The crux is near the bottom where you can either do 5.9 free moves up left that is unprotected and on loose dirt or you could do two moves of C1 down right to gain the ledge; these moves will likely go free at 5.awkward. The top chimney is good dirty fun with exit moves around 5.8. Bring a few runners to limit rope drag. This tower has a few choice lines yet to be done.
By psuggett
Apr 6, 2015

Lots of SAND... but especially a sandBAG at 5.8!?! Love you both but no f*!#ing way this is 5.8! No 5.8 climber I know has the gear needed for this line...;) Beautiful views from the top!