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Golden Poodle 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: (TR) Bob Cable & Julia Cronk, 1988, FL: Dave Evans and Chris Miller, June 1997
Season: All year (depending upon snowfall)
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 12, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations


Climb broken but easy rock to a bolt about 20' up (optional gear to 2.5" available), clip it, and then get stood up to confront the crux just past the second bolt - thin edges along a vertical seam. Once past the crux the holds get progressively larger and more incut as the bolts get spaced further apart. After clipping the last bolt head straight up to chain anchors atop the highest portion of the wall.

Well protected, with engaging moves on suberb rock which make this an often done climb on this popular wall; this would be the next logical step after leading the nearby Bye Crackie and Coyotes at Sunset.


Between High Noon and Coyotes at Sunset.


6 bolts, bolted anchor/rap

Photos of Golden Poodle Slideshow Add Photo
Albert Ramirez clipping bolt #4 with Agina far bel...
Albert Ramirez clipping bolt #4 with Agina far bel...
Corrina high stepping on a cold winter's day.
Corrina high stepping on a cold winter's day.
Scott eases his was up.
Scott eases his was up.
Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
Albert Ramirez headed for bolt #4.
Albert Ramirez headed for bolt #4.
Kat Tarculas on Golden Poodle
Kat Tarculas on Golden Poodle
Golden Poodle (5.9), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
BETA PHOTO: Golden Poodle (5.9), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Climber leading Golden Poodle
Climber leading Golden Poodle
Rob Allas on Golden Poodle
Rob Allas on Golden Poodle
Jason making it look very easy
Jason making it look very easy
Kat Tarculas
Kat Tarculas

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 10, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Awesome climb! Delicate moves on small crimpers, quite vertical.
By RockyR
From: Encinitas, CA
Jul 16, 2011

Followed on this route! When you have bomber hand holds, no foot holds. Then when you have bomber foot holds, no hand holds. The 2nd bolt to the 3rd bolt is run out. Well at least for me, as I am only 5'2". I thought I was going to lead this climb. Not ready for it yet! I will have to work on my sequence. Definitely a fun, exciting, balancy route. ~~ROCKY~~
By Indira Lower
Jul 20, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This whole wall is great for those getting their feet wet on leading ratings higer than 5.8. I loved this climb and this wall, very well protected.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 31, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

While it does seem like a next logical step to doing the 5.8 and 5.7 to the right be warned, the holds are significantly smaller, and may surprise you.

A very fine face climb, with lovely holds and moves.
By Ian McG
Jun 11, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

While this certainly goes at 5.9, it feels like a significantly greater challenge than the easier route's to climber's right, largely due to smaller holds and smoother stone.
By Road
From: Stanton
Jul 10, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

really great climb. felt a little easier than 5.9, but it might be because i'm 6'3".

The first bolt is a bit higher than I would like, but we have a stick clip so it wasn't an issue. We just climbed up and around the right, walked across the ledge under coyotes at sunset, and stick clipped. Even without a stick clip don't be turned away. It was prob 5.4-5.5 to the first bolt.

If you felt sunset was fun and not too hard, I would definitely recommend going for this one.
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