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Mill Creek Block  

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Elevation: 8,400'
Location: 39.7843, -105.6251 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mill Creek Block:
Prowler   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Watch Your Dog   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Strike   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Profile view of the route, prior to bolting and cl...

El Gato Monte 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Dumont vicinity : Mill Creek Block
This is a short but stout route, which essentially amounts to a roped bouldering problem. I'm settling at a V4, shouldery crux. Start with some stiff moves off the block, and gain a decent clipping ledge for bolt 2. Decipher the powerful crux, and continue on dynamic 5.11- climbing to bolt 4. A couple careful moves will bring you over the ledge to the anchors. I've scraped a bunch of lichen from the moves to the anchors, but it's still a tad dirty on the final (easier) moves.This route faces SW ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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

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