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Shared By: Rich Strang on Jul 16, 2014 with updates from Anna Brown
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Description

This is the small cliff/landmass that is south and west of The Shack area. You continue hiking south past that area to a second small valley. The cliff faces east so it gets early morning sun (though not as quick as Winter Wall). In summer (the main Shack season) you probably need to be on the routes early since it gets hot. During the spring and fall seasons these are the perfect warm-ups since the usual shaded warm-ups at the Shack are often quite chilly. The rock is extremely clean basalt, similar to The Overlook and is slabby and vertical in nature. "Old School" slab/face climbs but very enjoyable.

Getting There

Follow directions to The Shack. From the last climbs continue walking south and slightly west, contouring the hillside to the next valley. The DOG HOUSE is the cliff/landmass that forms the west side of this second valley.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dog House

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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DogGone It
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DogGone It
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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The two bolted routes are quite fun, thanks. The area could have a couple more bolted routes without crowding. Oct 9, 2016
Rich Strang
Santa Fe, NM
Rich Strang   Santa Fe, NM
Definitely a few more routes to be had there Karl. The rock was real good there and the cleaning very easy. Good spot to warm up in the sun on cold autum mornings if you're climbing at the Shack Oct 21, 2016