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Watch Your Dog 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: RMWright, Summer 2012
New Route: Yes
Season: Typical of Dumont
Page Views: 222
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 18, 2012

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Description 

Start with the first two clips of Prowler and move left after the second bolt. The crux is getting past the 4th bolt. Watch your dog, however. Dogging the crux will make it seem easier, but keep the sequence and it may seem tricky for the grade. The route was actually named after the dog from the house just downstream that got picked off by the big cat in the spring of 2012.

Location 

This is the middle of three routes.

Protection 

Half a dozen draws and something for the double bolt rap at the top. The last clip was placed to guide the rope around a snag on the ledge above, so it is best to clip it.


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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Jul 18, 2012

Personally, I thought that the crux sequence was super cool and a bit cryptic to solve. Once you have it, the route feels like 5.11.
By Harald Harb
From: Dumont
Oct 28, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Agreed, well bolted and a thought provoking crux.
By Harrison Harb
From: Portland, Or
Jun 30, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Fantastic pitch. Overhung 5.10 start into a fun boulder problem crux separated by a nice rest. Bolted perfectly.