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Routes in Mill Creek Block

El Gato Monte S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mufasa S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prowler S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Strike, The S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Watch Your Dog S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Elevation: 8,400 ft
GPS: 39.784, -105.625 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 16, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

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.

L->R:

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.

Caring for our crag

This crag has turned into a destination for many out of town people and as many as 5 or 6 parties climbing are there at a time, especially weekends. As you would expect when this happens, there are those that respect the natural environment and those who are oblivious or even abuse it. Now that Dumont has become popular; we have also the consequences of popularity, "people".

Let's, as climbers and stewards of our beloved environment, respect our land so we can all have a good experience here. People and climbers bring their dogs, the dogs run around, and many are uncontrolled. Also, we find dog and human poop near and even on the trails and at the base of the climbs. The crag is on National Forest land. Please "take out with you what you brought, clean up after your dog, clean up after yourself (including toilet paper), etc. Let's be people who are courteous to each other. In other words, "please leave as little trace of your presence as possible."

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mill Creek Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
Prowler
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
El Gato Monte
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Mufasa
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 11
The Strike
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Prowler
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
El Gato Monte
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mufasa
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Strike
 11
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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evan h
Denver, CO
evan h   Denver, CO
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. May 28, 2016

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