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Scurvy Dog 

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

Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Gary Clark, probably with Lynn Clark, ~2001
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 24, 2006

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D's Nutz at the base of Scurvy Dog. Photo by C. L...


Probably one of the better 5.9s at El Rito. The route starts on the the north end of the Pirate's Wall. After the mildly tricky start, continue up the arete, clipping bolts as you go. At top is an overhang, which appears trickier than it actually is, then the anchors above that.


The far left (north) end of Pirate's wall, heading up the arete.


7 bolts to anchors.

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AK starting up Scurvy Dog.  Mid June.
AK starting up Scurvy Dog. Mid June.

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By Beefy
Sep 17, 2010

Great climb! One of my favorite routes.
By ZachS00
From: Denver, CO
May 23, 2011

I put a new biner at the top of this one on 5/21/11. One of the fixed biners up there wouldn't open wide enough to allow a rope through, so I just left a new one up there.
By Dave Wachter
Jun 19, 2012

Fun climbing but chossy. Footholds near the bottom are crumbling and big chunks of the route higher up look ready to fall off.
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