Elevation: 7,166 ft
GPS: 39.744, -105.408 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Alan Prehmus on Nov 30, 2014 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures/CDOT Road Work Details
Access Issue: Private Property - be aware & respectful Details

Description

Other Critters is a low angle area left (West) of Dog House. It is home to moderate to easy bolted routes, some 200 feet high. There are harder (short) routes in the steeper section at the bottom. The area was climbed in the piton era, but the bolted routes went up in 2014. The routes have been cleaned, but some loose rock and lichen may be found. Rocks dropped from this area can reach the stream threatening folks on the trail to Solid Gold/Playin' Hooky, so be careful.

The rock has bands of steeper, highly featured rock between low angle slabs. There is a walking ledge below the upper section.

Other Critters is south-facing and gets direct sun all day.

According to BCC/Access Fund, this area (and the other areas north of the creek above tunnel 5) is on private property. The landowners are aware of the climbing on their property and continue to allow access for rock climbers. It is critical for long term access that everyone who climbs here is respectful and does their part to keep the crags and the trails to them in good shape. For more information on how to be a good steward, check out the Climber's Pact from Access Fund.

Descent: if you top out, rap Yellow Dog Dingo.

L->R:

A. The Culling, 13-, 1p, 25', bolts.

B. The Flight, 13, 1p, 30', bolts.

C. Alan's Roof, 12+, 1p, 45', bolts.

D. Clyde, 7, 2p, 100', bolts.

E. Opus, 7, 2p, 130', bolts.

F. Minnesota Gopher, 9-, 1p, 70', bolts.

G. Kermit's Corners, 7, 1p, 70', gear or TR.

H. Fat Lipped Gofur, 8+, 1p, 75', bolts.

I1. Dance Horn Pipes Where You Shouldn't, var above P3 of A2, 7 or 8, 1p, 90', bolts.

I2. Yellow Dog Dingo, 5-7, 2-3p, ~230', bolts.

below I2. Unknown, 7, 1p, bolts.

J. Labby, 8+, 1p, 90', bolts.

K1. Calvin, 8, 1p, 90', bolts.

L2. Hobbes, 7, 1p, 90', bolts then gear.

M. Hamster Huey, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.

N. Gooey Kablooie, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.

O. Br'er Rabbit, 7, 1p, 75', bolts.

P. Br'er Fox, 7, 1p, 75', bolts.

Q. Br'er Bear, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.

R. Curious George Goes Climbing, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.

S. Tortoise Scute, 6 or 7, 2p-3p?, ~180-220', bolts.

T. First Armadillo, 8-, 1p, 70', bolts.

U. 'Dillo Direct, 9, 1p, 70', TR.

V. Bicolored Python Rock Snake, 9-, 1p, 75', bolts.

W. Stumpy Tailed Kelpie, 7, 1p, 65', bolts.

X. Old Man Kangaroo, 6, 1p, 90', bolts.

Y. Elephant's Child, 7, 1p, 90', bolts.

Getting There

Park as for Cat Slab, Cats vs. Dogs, & Dog House just upstream from Tunnel 5. Walk across the bridge and up the North side of the canyon on the Dog House Trail. From the base of Dog House, traverse West for ~50 yards. For Yellow Dog Dingo and Humph said the Camel, traverse up onto the 3rd class ramp where the routes start.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Other Critters

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 138
Yellow Dog Dingo
Sport 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 107
Tortoise Scute
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 84
Br'er Fox
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 119
Elephant's Child
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 40
Stumpy Tailed Kelpie
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 116
First Armadillo
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 125
Bicolored Python Rock Snake
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 69
Calvin
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
Fat Lipped Gofur
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 76
Labby
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 34
Minnesota Gopher
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 119
Br'er Bear
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 116
Hamster Huey
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 95
Gooey Kablooie
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 114
Curious George Goes Climbing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yellow Dog Dingo
 138
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Tortoise Scute
 107
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Br'er Fox
 84
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Elephant's Child
 119
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Stumpy Tailed Kelpie
 40
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
First Armadillo
 116
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bicolored Python Rock Snake
 125
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Calvin
 69
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Fat Lipped Gofur
 47
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Labby
 76
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Minnesota Gopher
 34
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Br'er Bear
 119
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hamster Huey
 116
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Gooey Kablooie
 95
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Curious George Goes Climbing
 114
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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