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Watch Your Dog S 

Mill Creek Block Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,400'
Location: 39.7843, -105.6251 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 16, 2012
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This is a small block hidden in the trees. Presently it has three bolted routes. A single rap anchor serves all three routes. The anchor was placed high on the ledges where it is relatively easy to access if one is looking to top rope.

A large male mountain lion has been hanging around Dumont and was spotted in town early in 2012. The cat apparently picked off an older dog from one of the local homes. The routes were named in recognition of the big cat.


A. El Gato Monte, 11-, 1p, 40', bolts.
B. The Strike, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
C1. Watch Your Dog, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
C2. Prowler, 10, 1p, 60', bolts.

Getting There 

This is 100 yards upstream from the parking for the Mill Creek Crags. The approach time is 30 seconds from the car. A cairned tree stump marks the trail.

Climbing Season

For the Dumont vicinity area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Mill Creek Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mill Creek Block:
Prowler   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
El Gato Monte   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Mufasa    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Strike   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Strike, draws in place. Line continues above t...

The Strike 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Block
Natural History teaches that when a big cat makes a kill it is often via a powerful, accurate, focused strike to back of the neck, severing the cervical spinal cord. This seems about right for the crux sequence on The Strike. The Strike begins on the left overhang. Power up to a rail system and swim out right to the arete. The first crux comes in standing up at clip four. Moving past clip five is the technical crux and entails a number of tricky and powerful moves. The crux ends when you stand a...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Mill Creek Block Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: MCB rock detail.
BETA PHOTO: MCB rock detail.
Rock Climbing Photo: MCB showing B, Watch Your Dog and C, Prowler.
BETA PHOTO: MCB showing B, Watch Your Dog and C, Prowler.

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By evan h
From: Denver, CO
May 28, 2016
The two face routes, Better Watch Your Dog and The Prowler, now both have independent anchors. I spoke with many who found the upper anchor inconvenient at best and potentially dangerous at worst, so I decided to go ahead and put these in. I used one lead bolt of the Prowler, as this was the best location to end the route. Richard's bolts and anchors are still in place should you wish to go to the top.

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