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By EmilyFox
From Oakland, CA
Dec 31, 2010
Castle Rock Area
I would love to learn of more dog-friendly climbing areas. That is, areas that dogs are allowed on the trails and rock bases. I'm in CA, but areas in other states would be good to know about too. So far, I know about Lover's Leap and a few other Tahoe areas. Anyone else have suggestions? Thanks!

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By P LaDouche
From CO
Dec 31, 2010
Everything near Bishop is cool, ORG, Happies etc. Benton crags are awesome for dogs.

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By Choss Chasin'
From Torrance, CA
Jan 1, 2011
Black Mountain
Just be ware of other morons with dogs in Bishop. Many boulderers think its cool to let their dog off leash while they climb. Had my dog (he is always leashed up) attacked twice by other dogs roaming around.

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By Brad Caldwell
From Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Jan 1, 2011
And don't be one of the morons that Choss Chasin' is talking about. Just had a day of bouldering made much less fun by some dip sh!t dog owners with no manners...and who actually thought their flea bags were "cute" while they ran all over everybody's pads while they were on route and dug big holes at the base of the boulders. These dogs and climbers don't belong in a boulderfield!

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By Dave Miller
From Boulder
Jan 1, 2011
Dog owner, dog lover, but I truley believe they belong at home, and not in an outdoor climbing setting.
Dogs shit, run amouck, chase animals etc.., dig holes, pee on gear, bark at approching climbers, attack dogs, humans etc...

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By kirra
Jan 1, 2011
Credits: Marty TwoBulls m2bulls.com  indiancountry...
oh dear hear we go..

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By Jeff J
From Bozeman
Jan 1, 2011
A lot of people think having a craig dog is cute and all. But the dogs get board while their owners are up climbing. On numerous occasions I have had dogs that strayed off form their owner come over to me wanting to play and be a total pain in the ass.
Dogs belong at home not at the craig.
I think that maybe 10% of the people that do being dogs are responsible most are not however.

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By AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Jan 1, 2011
Black Boulder Problem, sent after a generous skin ...
Yea, leave your dogs with Craig!

Anyways, look out in the Tablelands for snakes during certain times of the year, mostly the times that it's too hot to send anything worthwhile, but still, be aware. If you're looking to clip bolts, Big Chief just outside Truckee is fairly dog friendly and has a good selection of routes from a few super soft 5.9 warm ups on up on well bolted, featured basalt. Saddles up in Tahoe is a good bet too, as well as being one of the only spots worth going to up there, it's generally not super packed and easy to let the dogs run around off leash in the woods and offers a great selection of boulder problems at every level of difficulty.

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By bigwallrog
From the farside
Jan 1, 2011
1 bullet = .25 cents this turns a bad dog into a good dog really quick

leave your frickem dogs at home ! I have yet to see 1 person pick up after there mutt or kick the shit out of it for pestering other people.Most if not all the time the offending curr is allowed to run amuck with no supervision let alone a leash! A best case would be rounding a bend in the trail only to come face to face w a snarling barking fido hell bent on shreading you n your gear given the chance
Hence my first resopnce 1 bullet=.25 cents....If your mutt ever does this to me you will bury it right there ! This I promise as fact!

Not one person with a mutt will pack out a bag of dog crap on a hot day or a cold one for that matter Ive seen people ice climbing and let there dog crap at will this is a fact proven over n over everywhere I go because the curs owners always have the same lame assed excuse " Oh it's just my flea bitten POS dog it will not matter the turd will break down soon and noone will know ". untill you or I step in it .Boy I sure like stepping /landing on a turd way better than a crashpad.Oh yea don't forget that special backwoods smell of freshly pissed on rock/ trees/gear/car tires ect ect ect....

most if not all assholes w/dogs think fido is cute when they bother people / destroy personal property ect ect ect...

As for dog frendly climbing areas try the gym there usally full of retards and a dog woud fit in well there. then everyone can run around n shit on each other and roll in it with there fricken dog.The landing zones usually smell like piss/sweaty feet/crap/chalk so they would be a great place for fido to do his business....

I for one hope one day all dogs will be banned from every national/state park, monument,forest, BLM land,byway ect ect ect

NO I don't hate dogs just there Stupid owners that let them behave badly...

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By Choss Chasin'
From Torrance, CA
Jan 2, 2011
Black Mountain
I take my dog with me when I have no one to watch him. There are plenty of internet tough guys that run their mouths about how dogs shouldn't be allowed anywhere (I.E. Bigwallrog). I wouldn't pay much heed to them. However, I will say that if your dog is off leash, stealing my food, drinking my dogs water, running around bothering belayers/spotters, pissing on gear/crash pads or just being a general nuisance I'll be obliged to lecture you (as I have sadly had to do in the past).

Things you should teach your dog before taking it climbing:

No digging
No chasing small animals
Stay on trails (I tell my dog "on trail" and he picks up trails for us, which is great in the dark!)
No destroying vegetation (Buy a stake so you don't need to tie your pooch to a tree thus possibly harming it)
No attacking other dogs (Seen this many times at the clusterf*cked bishop bouldering areas)
No sleeping on crash pads or other peoples clothes
No incessant barking

If all dog owners were intelligent and had well trained dogs then far less people would be opposed to dogs at the crag. My dog leaves far less impact than 99% of humans I see, this does take work on your part as well as a bit of training.

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By Choss Chasin'
From Torrance, CA
Jan 2, 2011
Black Mountain
bigwallrog wrote:
1 bullet = .25 cents this turns a bad dog into a good dog really quick leave your frickem dogs at home ! I have yet to see 1 person pick up after there mutt or kick the shit out of it for pestering other people.Most if not all the time the offending curr is allowed to run amuck with no supervision let alone a leash! A best case would be rounding a bend in the trail only to come face to face w a snarling barking fido hell bent on shreading you n your gear given the chance Hence my first resopnce 1 bullet=.25 cents....If your mutt ever does this to me you will bury it right there ! This I promise as fact! Not one person with a mutt will pack out a bag of dog crap on a hot day or a cold one for that matter Ive seen people ice climbing and let there dog crap at will this is a fact proven over n over everywhere I go because the curs owners always have the same lame assed excuse " Oh it's just my flea bitten POS dog it will not matter the turd will break down soon and noone will know ". untill you or I step in it .Boy I sure like stepping /landing on a turd way better than a crashpad.Oh yea don't forget that special backwoods smell of freshly pissed on rock/ trees/gear/car tires ect ect ect.... most if not all assholes w/dogs think fido is cute when they bother people / destroy personal property ect ect ect... As for dog frendly climbing areas try the gym there usally full of retards and a dog woud fit in well there. then everyone can run around n shit on each other and roll in it with there fricken dog.The landing zones usually smell like piss/sweaty feet/crap/chalk so they would be a great place for fido to do his business.... I for one hope one day all dogs will be banned from every national/state park, monument,forest, BLM land,byway ect ect ect NO I don't hate dogs just there Stupid owners that let them behave badly...



This response is a tad over the top don't you think? Take a breath and relax before you get so irate, its not good for your health. First off saying your gonna shoot some ones dog is asinine. If your gonna shoot some one, shoot the owner. Don't get me wrong I HATE having loose dogs running around under climbers and around belayers. However, this lack of discipline isn't the dogs fault its the stupid climbers.

I always bring bags and a fold-able shovel when my dog comes with me. I do the same to his turds as I do to mine. They get bagged out or buried. Don't think I have never stepped in some persons crap because they buried it too shallow or not at all. Not to mention watching used toilet paper blowing in the wind.

So before you spout off against all dogs everywhere you should at least realize there are some responsible owners.

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By NO MAS
From Las Vegas, NV
Jan 2, 2011

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By Colonel Mustard
From Reno, NV
Jan 2, 2011
Colonel Mustard
kirra wrote:
oh dear hear we go..


Yes, I am sure this millionth iteration of the crag dog argument will finally solve the crux. Now, if I could only find the eye roll emoticon....

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By Doug Foust
From Henderson, Nevada
Jan 2, 2011
new toy
I have a very friendly black lab, but I usually leave him at home while climbing. If I'm climbing somewhere that is somewhat secluded and typically not crowded, I will bring him with me.

One place I do like to take him that is very dog friendly is City of Rocks, Idaho. This picture was from my first trip there, I had him tied up by a rock while I was climbing and this is what I came back to:


Bogey making friends
Bogey making friends

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By England
From ?
Jan 2, 2011
Alpine toothpick.
Choss Chasin' wrote:
This response is a tad over the top don't you think?

Nope.

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By Alexander Blum
From Charlotte, NC
Jan 2, 2011
The internet posturing and vitriolic tone is pretty un called for. Would you talk to a dog owner like that at the crag, or would you politely state your case? i.e. are you a jackass in real life too?

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By Rufus T. Dogg
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 2, 2011
Hi there!
Alright, I've lurked long enough while my master is going to get another case of beer from the 7-11. You got a problem with me? Bring it!

I will destroy you foolish talking apes!

When I go around your so-called climbing crags, I will eat your tofu and Greek olive pita wraps and piss on your lichen color Arcteryx softshell jacket you paid $500 for. That would have bought a lot of steaks, let me tell you!

So I sniff your dog's butt and sometimes we bite each other? What of it? Do I tell you how to sniff other humans? Oh, I forgot. You do that hand jive shit. Whatever.

So I like to take a dump when I get the urge. I like to put it out there so other dogs can get a sniff. We roll like that. So you step in it? Well, look where you are walking next time. You are supposed to have the bigger brains. I'm laughing at the superior intellect, Khan.

Also, your weak sauce pink pointing is annoying to witness. Sack the fuck up and place the draws as you lead you piss-drinking pussies.

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By AWinters
Administrator
From NH
Jan 2, 2011
Red-tail Hawk, Buttermilks
bigwallrog wrote:
Hence my first resopnce 1 bullet=.25 cents....If your mutt ever does this to me you will bury it right there ! This I promise as fact!


tough guy, this is the kind of stuff that leads to child abuse.

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By Rufus T. Dogg
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 2, 2011
Hi there!
"This I promise as fact!"

How about "Believe it!" or "That's a fact!"

Where did you learn to write, at some community college in Fresno?

Pretty cheap ammunition there, bub. I'll bet you reload it yourself out in the rat shed. Can't afford the good stuff, huh?

I'm working on a day old, rotten raccoon and creamed corn poop just for you.

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By Toofast
Jan 2, 2011
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(sleeping quietly under shrubs)

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By TMC
From Denver, CO
Jan 2, 2011
Petit Grepon, RMNP. My first alpine route :-)
First, as a dog attack victim with a massive scar on my face to prove it, I don't mind dogs at the crag as long as the owner is confident the dog is friendly, obedient and will not cause ANY trouble. Please, tie your dog up somewhere safe for them and the humans while your climbing!

That being said, there are many dog friendly areas in CO at least... you just have to make sure your dog is friendly:) Lot's of my friends take their dogs to Eldo, CCC, rifle, and shelf for example. From my experience, it can be a little overwhelming with dogs at shelf, there are days when I swear the dog to human ratio is 2:1. Good luck!

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By Rufus T. Dogg
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 2, 2011
Hi there!
Nice topos there, Toofast. But how do you move the mouse with your paw? I can't draw shit with it.

Sorry about that other dog, Tgirl. I'd never bite a nice climber chick like you. Eh, some of our owners are retarded. What can I say?

I hear you about Shelf, though. Sometimes I just want to chill with my master and watch him crush some projects all casual like. But down there it's like a madhouse of different mutts with no manners. I'm always kicking some mangy curr's butt for looking at me the wrong way. It's too stressful I tell ya. Just take me to Newlin Creek I keep telling my master, or Tanner Dome.

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By P LaDouche
From CO
Jan 2, 2011
I believe the dog haters should all just stay at the gym, there is about a million things to bitch about in this world(and maybe even DO something about) and dogs ruining anyone's day is pretty low on the list. If a dog bugs me I just kick it in the head or ass and it always leaves me alone, very simple really. I'm bigger and smarter than any dog out there, how about you?

I take my dog everywhere its legal period, you dont like it stay at the gym.

Now back to the subject of the thread, oh yeah, I gave my suggestions already...

edit- I do not like people that take their dog outdoors only to tie it to some tree and leave it, that is lame as all hell. Train the stupid K-9 to behave or leave it in the turd infested yard you probably leave it in all the time. Better yet, dont get a dog if you dont have the time to train it.

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jan 2, 2011
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Gone to the dogs
Gone to the dogs

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By Hank Caylor
Administrator
From Golden, CO
Jan 2, 2011
Pure bliss..
TDog wrote:
Dogs at the crags SUCK. Leave them at home for our sake and theirs. They don't want to be on a leash but have/should be. They shit and pee right at the climbs. Owners do not clean up after or control their pets. How much food do they steal? Plenty. Anyone been threatened or attacked? YES Has a dog died at a crag? YES but it saved a climbers life. And how about there un-environmental friendly digging and chasing wildlife.



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By Buff Johnson
Jan 2, 2011
smiley face
Why are there never any cat-climbing crags? I cherish the moments I can leash up Mr Bigglesworth and send him...I mean let him send like a vicious lion. Slap a gri on him and he belays like a purry pillow of cotton.

My bumper stickered hybrid: Mr Bigglesworth just bitch-slapped your pit bull

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