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Dec 2, 2011
APBT1976 wrote:
Not so much so long as your dog is not bother and you are not one of those i am the only person that exists in this world types. Then yes i would be a bitch!! I try and stay away from places other frequent as crowds are not why i climb at all!! And this is me...



Fair enough.

And looks like we'll never run into each other, I tend to stay away from zoos as well.
Blake Cash
Joined May 27, 2007
195 points
Dec 2, 2011
Oh yeah, like that's gonna not gonna go answered! Haha...

Any room for a new rule pertaining towards spewing an opinion with zero rationale behind it?

"they have no place at the crags."

And so much talk of kicking people... it makes me think you might be a hater....

Oh, and this doesn't use impact font, so please don't be a hater!
haters gonna hate!
haters gonna hate!
bdboulder
From Eldorado
Joined Oct 11, 2006
127 points
Dec 2, 2011
You know, I have been giving this some more thought, and I changed my mind. I do think it's a great idea to have a dog at the crag.

It occurred to me that having a crag dog is the only way I can keep you and your dog away from me at the cliff. Here are my thoughts on the type of dog I am looking for that might be most effective in keeping you and your dog from sniffing, licking, biting and or peeing on me and my stuff at the cliff.

I know you told me your dog is friendly and he is the best dog in the world, Blah, Blah, Blah! When your dog comes up the trail leash less and 100 meters ahead of you and apporaching me, How do I know it's the best dog in the world, is it because you said so, and I know you about as well as I know your dog.

So with one of these dogs, I think problem solved, please help me choose the right one. I do love dogs, I just travel way to much to own one, and seeing the world is a bit more important then owning a dog right now, but with all the benefits of having one at the crag, I think it's time. Which one?
My Crag Dog!
My Crag Dog!


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crag dog
crag dog


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This is how I will handle your leash less dog when he gets too close,

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JPVallone
Joined Aug 25, 2004
199 points
Dec 2, 2011
JPVallone wrote:
You know, I have been giving this some more thought, and I changed my mind. I do think it's a great idea to have a dog at the crag. It occurred to me that having a crag dog is the only way I can keep you and your dog away from me at the cliff. Here are my thoughts on the type of dog I am looking for that might be most effective in keeping you and your dog from sniffing, licking, biting and or peeing on me and my stuff at the cliff. I know you told me your dog is friendly and he is the best dog in the world, Blah, Blah, Blah! When your dog comes up the trail leash less and 100 meters ahead of you and apporaching me, How do I know it's the best dog in the world, is it because you said so, and I know you about as well as I know your dog. So with one of these dogs, I think problem solved, please help me choose the right one. I do love dogs, I just travel way to much to own one, and seeing the world is a bit more important then owning a dog right now, but with all the benefits of having one at the crag, I think it's time. Which one? This is how I will handle your leash less dog when he gets too close,



You probably get your news from FOXNews as well, huh?
Blake Cash
Joined May 27, 2007
195 points
Dec 2, 2011
Absurd. I'll see your scary animals of death (as opposed to crag mutts), and I'll raise you a scary shark!
This would do way more than step on your rope!
This would do way more than step on your rope!
bdboulder
From Eldorado
Joined Oct 11, 2006
127 points
Dec 2, 2011
Blake Cash wrote:
You probably get your news from FOXNews as well, huh?


Nope, I get it right here on mountain project, Doesn't everyone else?

BDergay wrote:
and I'll raise you a scary shark!


I see your scary shark and raise you a shark with lasers!



Austin Powers
Austin Powers
JPVallone
Joined Aug 25, 2004
199 points
Dec 2, 2011
JPVallone wrote:
This is how I will handle your leash less dog when he gets too close,

WOW, you're an ass.
peachy spohn
Joined Aug 9, 2007
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Dec 2, 2011
Black Dike 12/25/11
peachy spohn wrote:
WOW, you're an ass.



No i will first ask you nicely once twice maybe three times to please leash your dog. If you don't care to do so or the dog does not does listen to you the first time and runs up on me and my dogs i will then do whatever i have to do to your dog to make sure that my leashed dog does not tear your dog a new ass and send it to the vet with one giant bill.

Your dog and my dog = one very very expensive vet bill and maybe the loss of a best friend?

I am not for dog abuse of any sort but i have had to either kick off or pick up and throw more dogs than i can remember at this point as there owner could not control their dog off leash. Funny i was able to with two dogs of my own on a leash and so far not one dog has gotten hurt. Lotsa close close calls, like real close but thats it.


APBT1976
Joined Nov 8, 2011
281 points
Dec 2, 2011
Ellingwood Point Summit, Little Bear in the backgr...
peachy spohn wrote:
WOW, you're an ass.


I bet carrying that dog like that doesn't hurt it one bit, although it looks bad.

What will hurt it, is that those dudes look like they're about to cook it up.
Nate Reno
From Highlands Ranch, CO
Joined Oct 24, 2008
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Dec 2, 2011
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ABPT1976, in your photo your dog is not on a leash!!! Kenny Thompson
From Cottage grove oregon
Joined Feb 4, 2010
605 points
Dec 2, 2011
Black Dike 12/25/11
Kenny Thompson wrote:
ABPT1976, in your photo your dog is not on a leash!!!


Yup, I knew that would not go unnoticed. My beach.... no other people for miles and miles and miles! And if so you see em coming long long before they get to you!!

Protected by "Private property behind us Dunes" Ocean in front of us, that leaves left and right and it is a mile or so in each direction before you get to public beach access.
APBT1976
Joined Nov 8, 2011
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Dec 3, 2011
Dominator at Avalon
muttonface wrote:
Nice!

;) ditto
Israel Maloney
Joined Jul 9, 2008
10 points
Jan 6, 2015
border collie or australian shepherd. i've taken my border collie out and have her trained to stay out of the way. she is the perfect climbing companion. She knows to stay off the rope and out of the way when people are not on the ground. Usually she just finds herself a comfy little place, or stays with all the packs. She is really good if you are guiding people as well. I have taken groups of newbies out with me and she herds everyone and keeps an eye on the group for me. She also remembers where the car is and knows if we get seperated to go back there. Very trainable and independent, will help you if you get lost, or into a bit of trouble. I've seen a lot of dogs that looked like the owners were having to baby sit them, because they weren't trained properly. You just have to train dogs the right way and they won't hold you back, they can actually be quite helpful at the end of the day, and an asset in an emergency. rani spivey
From dallas, tx
Joined Nov 11, 2014
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Jan 6, 2015
old 1/4" bolt.
When it comes to the perfect crag dog I've been partial to this little girl, "Bear."
Bear loves New Belgium's Fat Tire beer.
Bear loves New Belgium's Fat Tire beer.

photo by conster.
Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Joined Jan 2, 2007
13,191 points
Jan 6, 2015
old 1/4" bolt.
Another favorite crag dog is "Sophie." She's done 20 miles and 10K vertical in a day and was asking for more, on 3 legs.
Sophie, the 3-legged dog, makes her 3rd winter asc...
Sophie, the 3-legged dog, makes her 3rd winter ascent, this month, of Mt. San Antonio, via the South Bowl.
Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Joined Jan 2, 2007
13,191 points
Jan 6, 2015
On top of Hitchcock Pinnacle.
Anybody who doesn't rescue is a pure, sadistic asshole. Steven Groetken
From Durango, CO
Joined Sep 30, 2012
342 points
Jan 6, 2015
14K
"dogs at the crag, is the same thing as playing music at the crag. Even though you or I may by some odd chance enjoy the selection, it simply does not belong out at the rocks."

I agree. Please consider that you aren't the only person at the crags, and that others -might not be keen to interact with your pet.
mark55401
From Minneapolis
Joined May 11, 2011
141 points
Jan 6, 2015
Jose Cuervo Fruitcups dirtbag style
Best Ice Cragging Dog
Best Ice Cragging Dog
doligo
Joined Sep 26, 2008
408 points
Jan 6, 2015
and he even skis pow
dog
dog


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Highlander
From Ouray, CO
Joined Apr 14, 2008
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Jan 6, 2015
Bugaboos, 1978 Photo by Ken Trout
Best partner ever!   Abel has a nose for new lines...
Best partner ever!
Abel has a nose for new lines and good rock.
Kirk Miller
From Golden, CO
Joined May 13, 2003
1,553 points
Jan 6, 2015
What a fabulous face you have, Abel! flynn
Joined Feb 9, 2002
86 points
Jan 6, 2015
Finally
Without sounding like a troll: why would one have a problem with somebody bringing their dog to the crag? Short of shitting on your rope or biting your infant, I can't think of anything I couldn't just shake off. Don Ferris
From Eldorado Springs
Joined Nov 27, 2012
67 points
Jan 7, 2015
All work and no play...
I hate dogs at crags almost as much as I hate the other climbers there. RGJ
Joined May 8, 2012
20 points
Jan 7, 2015
Andrew Shoemaker wrote:
Your mere presence stresses native animals as well.


Not so. Most animals are a bit wary of but not particularly bothered by humans. (Certain bird species are exceptions, usually only during nesting season.) Dogs, however, other animals interpret as wolves, and their stress level goes way up. My wife and I climb where there are elk, sheep, deer, and caribou, all of which commonly pay little attention to us. Mountain sheep will walk right past us while we're belaying. But if someone brings a dog, they flip out. There are places we go in Canada where dogs aren't allowed because there are moose. The moose may or may not be mildly annoyed by people, but they will absolutely attack a dog, because they see it as a threat. Wildlife definitely does not respond to dogs and humans similarly. Even the best behaved dog, by its mere presence, will stress wildlife in ways that human presence will not.
Lee Green
Joined Nov 24, 2011
62 points
Jan 7, 2015
I know this has already been said but...

If your dog isn't 100% friendly towards humans... keep it on a leash.

Last summer I was climbing at a local craig (hoback shield) with my girlfriend. We rolled up and there were some out-of-towners already there with a doberman. The dog barked at us the entire time we climbed (on a route about 100 meters away), but the group assured us he was friendly and "would never hurt anyone". After the first climb, we approached the group to do a route on their side of the craig. As we got close, the dog ran up to us while barking. I stuck my hand out to let him sniff (also prepared to break the fuckers neck if he turned on me). He took one sniff and continued over to my girlfriend who was not quite as confident. Sensing this, he immediately bit her on the leg.

It didn't rip her pants and it was just a quick nip, so we didn't make a big deal. Later when we got back to the house, we realized it had in fact broken her skin. While, its highly unlikely, in the back of our heads we now have to wonder if there is a possibility she could have contracted rabies.

I seriously love dogs as much as anyone. But I'm also prepared to kill one if it threatens me, my family or my friends. If your dog isn't 100% loving of humans and submissive to other dogs (there's nothing more distracting than a dog fight while you're trying to belay), do us all a favor and leave it at home.
Charlie Jonas
From Jackson, Wyoming
Joined Nov 30, 2012
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