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Wyoming Prairie Dogs 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Michael Lindsey & Greg Wheaton
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Submitted By: Wyomike on Jul 3, 2014

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    This crux is a bouldering start to the first bolt. The first bolt is about 12 feet off the ground. It continues to be 5.10 to the third bolt. After few moves above the third bolt, the difficulty backs off to about 5.7 or 5.8. The origin of the name is from an article in the Denver Post, about prairie dogs from Wyoming migrating to Boulder County and taking over the burrows of the Colorado prairie dogs. Having lived most of my life in Wyoming, I got chuckle of the imagery of the "cowboy" prairie dogs showing up with big hats, six shooters with an ornery attitude!


    This is the first line of bolts left of "The Ancient of Days."


    7 bolts to a two bolt anchor.

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    By Rogerlarock
    From: Nedsterdam, Colorado
    Mar 24, 2015

    Climbed this route the other day. Sorry, boys, but it's just another squeeze job, and most of the holds are chipped to boot, but hey, you got your name on the MP, and that's what really counts right?
    By Wyomike
    Apr 24, 2015

    You must have chipped the holds...we didn't, but at least you got your name in the book (; >)
    By Mark Rolofson
    Jun 4, 2015
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    Pretty funny! chipped!? Try dynamited up to 3rd bolt, to put the aqueduct in. Isn't it amazing how climbers worry about a possible chipped hold & ignore the greater impacts that we humans are creating. This route is a great addition to the crag. Interesting slab climbing on solid rock.
    By Rob Roy Ramey
    Jul 16, 2015

    I concur with Rolfson, this is another fun climb along the Barker to Kossler Reservoirs pipeline route that was constructed in 1909. I didn't notice any chipped holds, unless you consider dynamite and pickaxe scars from 1909 to be "chipping." Regardless, the area affected by the blasting is only the bottom moves and the rest is a fun romp on solid rock. We gave it a 5.9 grade.
    By RVita Vi
    Sep 25, 2016

    Climbed this today with my husband. We both had very different variations of the start (he's over 6 ft tall). The start stuck out the most to us. He was able to bear hug the wall to get crimps on either side of the corner sticking out and cross into the good edge above. Meanwhile, I used two crimps on the left to shoot up to the good edge above. Overall, we both had fun on this one.
    By T G
    From: Colorado
    Jul 30, 2017
    rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

    The opening moves up to about the 3rd bolt feel harder than .10a.

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