Trip Report
Doggy 5.2 - Climbing Class 2 Mt. Agassiz with dogs
Tuesday July 9, 2013 2:27pm
13,899 foot Mt. Agassiz is a great hike/scramble to do with sure-footed dogs - with a hand-belay or aid thrown in occasionally. Here is a short 1.5 minute video of the trip. By the way, Ande the border collie has a pretty hard fall caught on tape. My wife Bets is a veterinarian and checked him out, so we can say that no animals were harmed (too badly) in the filming of this video.

http://vimeo.com/69771190

Bodie on top
Bodie on top
Credit: Ney Grant

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Ney Grant
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Ney is a trad climber from Pollock Pines.

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eKat

Trad climber
  Jul 9, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
HI. . . your video isn't there. . .
Ney Grant

Trad climber
Pollock Pines
Author's Reply  Jul 9, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Thanks, I fixed it.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Jul 9, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
This is cool, lucky dogs! Where'd ya get the doggy sticky rubber boots??


I didn't know that dogs were allowed up above the pass?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
  Jul 9, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
You must be a roadie...
eKat

Trad climber
  Jul 9, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
TFFI!

(ThanksForFixinIt)

SO DARLING!

TFPU!

:-)
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Jul 9, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
sticky rubber boots for your dogs, now that's pretty cool

Bad Climber

climber
  Jul 9, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
Great! Peak might be a bust with doggies, but I'm all for this. More freedom now!

BAd
Ney Grant

Trad climber
Pollock Pines
Author's Reply  Jul 9, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
I "think" we were OK with the dogs there. They are not allowed past Bishop Pass into Kings Canyon National Park. The park border is at the pass and up the ridge of Mt. Agassiz.

But the trail takes off before the pass and heads up the east side of Mt. Agassiz. The only part that could be a problem is the summit. - Ney
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
  Jul 9, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
Nice glissade shots. Well done.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jul 9, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
Those dogs can shred in their boots!!!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Jul 9, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
I have never been able to get vimeo to work, anytime, anywhere, and don't even bother anymore.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
  Jul 9, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
COOL!
My dog also loves plunging down a soft snowfield. I can't keep up with him.
Do you think the boots were really necessary?
Looks to me as if Bodie might not have slipped if he'd had his pads and claws.
Anyway, what a GREAT outing for 4 lucky humanz
Ney Grant

Trad climber
Pollock Pines
Author's Reply  Jul 9, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
We've done stuff like this before and their pads bleed if there is a lot of sharp granite around, like this climb. It was endless talus blocks and flakes. We run with them each morning so their paws are in good shape, but they still can take only so much.

But you are right. One dog (Bodie actually), really takes to the boots and seems to know he can just go for it with the booties on. The other, Ande, didn't do so well with them. Maybe they don't have 5.10 rubber on them.

Basically, booties are awesome for sharp rocks or hot desert sand.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
  Jul 9, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Very, very cool! They did great! Went up Shasta with a lab before there were booties, and it wasn't pretty (unless you like the color red). I love that area of the Sierra. Perfect High Sierra summit for them.
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