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Beware of the Dog 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 250', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Howard Peterson & David Tibbetts mid 1970's
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Submitted By: Michael Z. on Aug 12, 2011

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An early ascent


Wild exposure is the crux of this one!

P1 5.4 120, Climb first pitch of Weissners dike to a two bolt belay

P2 5.9 120, Move out right from the belay and head up then left aiming for the steep wall below the Dog. Tricky and sometimes chossy moves up and left gain you the ledge before the dogs jaw. (this pitch can be split here by belaying to the right if you think rope drag will be a problem) Here exposure is the name of the game. Hand traverse out left (no feet!) and mantle onto the dogs nose (crux). Follow a ledge around to the south side of the Dog climbing loose flakes and an easy corner (shared with Fleabitten) to finish. Belay from two bolt belay on top of dogs head.


Start as for Weissners dike and climb the north side of The Old Mans Dog


Your standard rack should do you, red camalots protect the crux

Two raps with two ropes or a 70m and some easy downclimbing

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Topo: Beware of the Dog and Micron
BETA PHOTO: Topo: Beware of the Dog and Micron
Checking it out
Checking it out
Mike Z
Mike Z
Start of p2 (also the end of P1)
Start of p2 (also the end of P1)
(Photo: Brian Aitken)
(Photo: Brian Aitken)

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By Mike C. Robinson
From: Rumney, NH
Aug 16, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Awesome route...thanks to Rumney and it's popularity this moderate line will be open all day every day!
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Jun 30, 2012

That cracked block representing his jaw is gnar.
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