Mill Creek Block Rock Climbing
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.
, 10, 1p, 60', bolts.
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 All Locations area.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mill Creek Block
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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'
The Strike 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Mill Creek Block
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
BETA PHOTO: MCB showing B, Watch Your Dog and C, Prowler.
BETA PHOTO: MCB rock detail.
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.