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Elevation: 8,800 ft 2,682 m
GPS: 39.8622, -105.41205
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This is a short granitic crag that faces Dude's Fishing Hole in Golden Gate Canyon SP. It has at least 9 routes on its southwest face. The route developers are Mark Rolofson, Kirk Miller, Ken Trout, Vaino Kodas, Ernie Moschovitz, and others. Some of the routes are a bit challenging, some are moderates.

It can be a nice addition to climbing at Dude's Throne or a partial day outing.

L->R:

A. Strange Brew, 11+, 1p, bolts.

B. Moonshine, 9, 1p, 50', bolts.

C. Hampster Monkey, 11. 1p, 30', bolts.

DC. Kung Fu Monkey, 12, 1p, 30', bolts.

D. Hampster Kung Fu, 12, 1p, 30', bolts.

E. Big Lebowsky, 13, 1p, 50', bolts.

F. Easy Dude?, 9 R or 9+ PG-13 or 8, 1p, 60', gear +/- bolt.

G. Hummingbird Rodeo, 9, 1p, 40', bolts and gear.

H. Crack House, 12, 1p, 40', gear.

I. Sketchy Parenting, 12+, 1p, 35', bolts.

J. The Chihuahua, 1p, 25', bolts.

Consider M. Rolofson's excellent and detailed guidebook, Golden Climbs for more information.

Getting There Suggest change

Finding this crag can be a bit challenging unless you see if from below or wander back to it after getting to Dude's Throne, approximately 120 yards away.

From CO 93 and CO 72 (Coal Creek Canyon), drive west on CO 72 ~7 miles to Twin Spruce Rd. Head south (uphill) on this ~5 miles. It seems to become Gap Rd. somewhere along this path. If you don't have a State Parks Pass, you will need to purchase a $7 day pay at the self-service pay station (bring exact denominations or a check). Continue another few miles until you pass Aspen Meadow Ln (on the right). Turn left into the Aspen Meadows Campground. During the off season, the gate may be closed here. If not, you can continue in, pass a comfort station with a water spigot, take the 1st right where you see the sign below. Park a short way down this road before a gate.

Hike on a cairned trail slightly uphill. It will be challenging to find this crag on your first wander, since the crag is to the right of the trail and appears to be little more than a few boulders from uphill. If you made it to Dude's Throne, turn back and angle somewhat downhill from its west face and find this crag ~120 yards to the southwest.

Regulations

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Eds. Please note that after discussion with GGCSP, Little Dude is within Golden Gate Canyon State Park and thus is subject to its regulations. Hence, any new fixed hardware requires Park approval. Thank you.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little Dude

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Hampster Monkey
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Kung Fu Monkey
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Big Lebowsky
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hampster Monkey
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Kung Fu Monkey
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Big Lebowsky
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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