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Big Lebowsky S 
Chihuahua, The S 
Crack House T 
Easy Dude? T 
Hampster Monkey S 
Hamster Kung Fu S 
Hummingbird Rodeo S 
Kung Fu Monkey S 
Moonshine S,TR 
Strange Brew S 

Little Dude Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,800'
Location: 39.8622, -105.41205 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 18, 2012
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State Park; Fee Required. MORE INFO >>>


This is a short granitic crag that faces Dude's Fishing Hole in Golden Gate Canyon SP. It has at least 9 routes on its southwest face. The route developers are Mark Rolofson, Kirk Miller, Ken Trout, Vaino Kodas, Ernie Moschovitz, and others. Some of the routes are a bit challenging, some are moderates.

It can be a nice addition to climbing at Dude's Throne or a partial day outing.


A. Strange Brew, 11+, 1p, bolts.
B. Moonshine, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.
C. Hampster Monkey, 11. 1p, 30', bolts.
DC. Kung Fu Monkey, 12, 1p, 30', bolts.
D. Hampster Kung Fu, 12, 1p, 30', bolts.

E. Big Lebowsky, 13, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Easy Dude?, 9 R or 9+ PG-13 or 8, 1p, 60', gear +/- bolt.
G. Hummingbird Rodeo, 9, 1p, 40', bolts and gear.

H. Crack House, 12, 1p, 40', gear.
I. Project, 1p, bolts.
J. The Chihuahua, 1p, 25', bolts.

Consider M. Rolofson's excellent and detailed guidebook, Golden Climbs for more information.

Getting There 

Finding this crag can be a bit challenging unless you see if from below or wander back to it after getting to Dude's Throne, approximately 120 yards away.

From CO 93 and CO 72 (Coal Creek Canyon), drive west on CO 72 ~7 miles to Twin Spruce Rd. Head south (uphill) on this ~5 miles. It seems to become Gap Rd. somewhere along this path. If you don't have a State Parks Pass, you will need to purchase a $7 day pay at the self-service pay station (bring exact denominations or a check). Continue another few miles until you pass Aspen Meadow Ln (on the right). Turn left into the Aspen Meadows Campground. During the off season, the gate may be closed here. If not, you can continue in, pass a comfort station with a water spigot, take the 1st right where you see the sign below. Park a short way down this road before a gate.

Hike on a cairned trail slightly uphill. It will be challenging to find this crag on your first wander, since the crag is to the right of the trail and appears to be little more than a few boulders from uphill. If you made it to Dude's Throne, turn back and angle somewhat downhill from its west face and find this crag ~120 yards to the southwest.


Eds. Please note that after discussion with GGCSP, Little Dude is within Golden Gate Canyon State Park and thus is subject to its regulations. Hence, any new fixed hardware requires Park approval. Thank you.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Dude

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Dude:
Hampster Monkey   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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