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Cold Shot

This route is located in the Upper Gorge Region at Wall of Denial

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Hair of the Dog 5.10b (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Steve Must, Bhavani Pathak in 1990
Length: 100ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route begins 40 feet of the main arete of the wall where Cold Shot is located. Look for a wide crack left of a dihedral. Climb the crack to a ledge with a tree and belay. Continue up the round boulder split by a nice looking handcrack to the summit. Take some large cams for the belay. Rap from the tree above 11:11.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS
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Submitted by: Ascentionist
Date: Jan 5th, 2016


Wes said on January 16th, 2003
Cool topout, might not be 10b, more like 9+/10a. You can also walk off the backside. Wes
TexasK said on June 30th, 2003
My 105th RRG on-sight.
Paul3eb said on May 16th, 2005
completely worth it for the top out and the hand crack to the top!
bhuff04 said on October 15th, 2006
Not 10b, but really freaking awesome!
Jrodan said on May 30th, 2009
I couldn't find the tree above 11:11, so I walked off the back side, which wasn't bad at all.
DirtMcGirt said on March 19th, 2015
Did this at my buddy's recommendation after he came back down the crag stoked out of his mind. Gave it a go and loved every bit. The bouldery crack at the beginning of the second pitch is fantastic.