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Description

This crag is just to the right of tunnel #5 when you are facing east on U.S. 6. It is approached from the trail to Catslab. You take the Catslab approach trail for less than a minute before heading up the hill to the left (east). The rock gets morning shade and afternoon sun. It is typical Clear Creek rock. The Dog House is to the north, and the Catslab is to the south.

L->R:

A. Beer for Life, 11-, 1p, 85', bolts.
B. Into the Black, 10+, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Fleas and Ticks, 9-, 1p, 100', bolts +/- gear.
D. Out of the Blue, 8+, 2p, 160', bolts.
E. The Purrrfect Puppy, 7, 1p, 80', bolts.
above E or F. Top Dawg, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Stray Cat, 8, 1p, 80', bolts.

Getting There

Park at the same location as for the Dog House and Catslab on the south side of the road (U.S. 6) just after tunnel #5.

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 78
The Purrrfect Puppy
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 105
Out of the Blue
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
Fleas and Ticks
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 52
Into the Black
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 34
Beer for Life
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Purrrfect Puppy
 78
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Out of the Blue
 105
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Fleas and Ticks
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Into the Black
 52
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Beer for Life
 34
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
I climbed these routes today, and while the rock quality wasn't very good, I had a fun time. Most of the routes have 1 or maybe 2 star movement with a 1/2 star rock quality. Definitely better than they look from the trail, but not worth the effort if you haven't exhausted everything else. Into the Black has a fun, kinda reachy, crux down low. Jun 30, 2013
Awesome! I've thought about bolting this way for 10 years! Glad someone motivated and got it done! Thanks for your efforts, Jay. Aug 26, 2013
Just to clarify, the Cats vs. Dogs wall is not closed at the moment (6/12/14). I was a bit confused when I saw the gate and the big closed sign, but you can keep walking to just before the tunnel to access this climb and the other climbs on Cats vs Dogs. Jun 12, 2014
A. Bandos
Broomfield, CO
A. Bandos   Broomfield, CO
Movement is fun. Rock quality is iffy. A great wall to get some mileage in on moderates. Jan 25, 2015
See lost and found forum if you left your shoes here in early March. Mar 13, 2015
Doug Redosh
Golden, CO
Doug Redosh   Golden, CO
We did all the routes rated 10b and easier today, and all have cleaned up nicely from the previous times I have been here. Fun moderate routes in a nice setting for CCC. Oct 16, 2016
Bianca Germain
Denver, Colorado
Bianca Germain   Denver, Colorado
Looking for three very special rings they may have been left behind at the crag. The rings were placed in a black sock and they tied...please write hear if you find the sock/rings. THANKS! Dec 6, 2017
Climbed here with a couple of friends and had a great time! There is one multi-pitch at the end that transitions from a 5.7 to about a 10b that was challenging and rewarding. Also, the sun follows the road, so you get complete exposure until sunset. Yes. Oct 3, 2018