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Mad Dog 


Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus: WI4 [details]
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: R Squared on Jan 18, 2007

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Mad Dog in bad conditions

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Mad Dog is a good climb that offers good protection. In years where it is a bit warm, the bottom of the climb might not develop, so it may require some mixed climbing.


Descend into the canyon, and hike ten minutes until this climb comes into view on the south side of the canyon.


Bring some ice screws, at least a few shorties and maybe even a specter, this is often thin at the bottom. Nice alders exist at the top for a top rope or rappel.

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By Matt Faust
Oct 3, 2007
rating: WI4 R

I disagree that Mad Dog offers good protection, at least whenever I've seen it! Run out on thin ice, at least until you get to the upper half.
By Dan McCabe
Jan 27, 2013

FA - Borjon...like almost everything in the canyon.
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