Elevation: 7,200 ft
GPS: 39.744, -105.408 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nate Weitzel on Oct 26, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This formation is another good section of Clear Creek rock offering some good routes in the 5.11-5.12 range as well as a couple 5.10 routes. The climbing here tends to be overhanging and powerful. The area is rather new so there is a bit of loose rock on the routes, however all the big stuff has been cleaned off. All the routes here are well bolted and have bomber anchors at the top. The routes vary from 60 feet to 80 feet in height. A general comment on the Clear Creek guidebook for the area. The ratings for these climbs were published after only a few ascents, and there is some discussion about the true ratings of the routes. Also, there has been a lot of new activity on the rock and there is almost double the routes that are found in the Clear Creek guidebook.

L->R:

A. Snoopy, 9+, 1p, 95', bolts.
BA. Li'l Snoopy, 8, 1p, 95', bolts.
B. Li'l Dog, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts.
CD. Black Dog, 9+, 1p, 75', bolts.
D. Dog Breath, 10, 1p, 75', bolts.
E. Hot Dog, 11, 1p, bolts.
F. Fiddler on the Woof, 12-, 1p, bolts.
G1. Ruff Life, 14-, 1p, 50', bolts.
G2H. The Runt of the Litter, 12+, 1p, 65', bolts.
H. Mighty Dog, 12, 1p, bolts.
IH. Bigger Dog, 13-, 1p, 70', bolts.
I. Big Dog, 12, 1p, bolts.
JI. Big Dog Run, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
J. Dog Run, 12, 1p, bolts.
JK. Run Underdog, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
K. The Underdog, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.

Getting There

Drive up Clear Creek Canyon as for Catslab, taking the left fork when you get to the Central City fork. Park at the pullout just beyond tunnel 5. Look up and to the north side of the road to see this very overhung formation. Walk across the bridge and up the steep hillside via any of the small trails. Watch out for cactus everywhere. There is a nice flat belay area at the base of the rock. This area receives lots of sun and is an excellent winter crag. Summer is likely to be very hot at this formation.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dog House

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 106
Li'l Snoopy
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 183
Snoopy
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 202
Black Dog
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 248
Dog Breath
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 184
Li'l Dog
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 286
Hot Dog
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 97
Fiddler on the Woof
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 163
Big Dog
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Big Dog Run
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 89
Mighty Dog
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 12
The Runt of the Litter
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 27
Bigger Dog
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Li'l Snoopy
 106
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Snoopy
 183
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Black Dog
 202
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Dog Breath
 248
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Li'l Dog
 184
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hot Dog
 286
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fiddler on the Woof
 97
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Big Dog
 163
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Big Dog Run
 4
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Mighty Dog
 89
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Runt of the Litter
 12
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Bigger Dog
 27
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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