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Dogleg - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 3.79/5 Average Rating : 3.79 out of 5
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Thin to 4", 1 fixed pin, gear anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.44/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 3.69/5
  Fun Factor 4.12/5


A prominent crack to the left of Double Cross. It doglegs right about 2/3 of the way up and follows a diagonal overhanging dihedral to the top. One pin at the “crux” for bail out purposes (or you can aid it like a real man). Back it up if you lead off of it. Jam and friction to the top. Use this route to get to the base of Geronimo. Precarious start. Used to be 5.8, but now a 5.9 in the new guidebook.

Descent Options:

Scramble (or lead) over the top to use the rap chains at base of Geronimo.

Submitted by: baja_java on 2006-01-30
Last Modified: 2008-01-17
Views: 2546
Route ID: 12110

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2012-01-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Dogleg

Confused why Miramonte calls this "sandbagged" and "awkward". I really good 5.8, but not sandbagged in my opinion. Easier than the Flake for example. The (intended) start is sort of a slab reach dyno thing if you are short, but well protected. The rest is secure jams. Better than Double Cross in my opinion...prob an overlooked route due to the guide book comments. Worth doing with Sexy Grandma, Double Cross and Orphan for a solid four routes in the sun.

Added: 2012-02-01

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
Second Second ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2012-01-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun

An interesting start

Added: 2012-01-17

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 205asobotka on 2012-01-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars dogleg

good climbing, gets a little awkward in the upper section. last climb of the day so it felt a little harder than it should've

Added: 2012-01-16

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 1992-02-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars pretty good crack

is it really 5.9 now?

Added: 2011-11-15

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: quiteatingmysteak on 2011-10-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

awkward start, but a soft 9. Fun!

Added: 2011-10-07

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