Elevation: 7,166 ft
GPS: 39.74351, -105.40813
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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.

Bighorn sheep triggered rockfall

Beware of rockfall generated by bighorn sheep that are often present above this crag.

Reference: https://americanalpineclub.org/news/2022/6/13/the-prescription-june-2022.

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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
 154
Yellow Dog Dingo
Sport 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 121
Tortoise Scute
Sport 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 93
Old Man Kangaroo
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 95
Br'er Fox
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 133
Elephant's Child
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
Stumpy Tailed Kelpie
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 126
First Armadillo
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 139
Bicolored Python Rock Snake
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
Calvin
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 85
Labby
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 37
Minnesota Gopher
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 138
Br'er Bear
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 135
Hamster Huey
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 110
Gooey Kablooie
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 133
Curious George Goes Climbing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yellow Dog Dingo
 154
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Tortoise Scute
 121
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Old Man Kangaroo
 93
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Br'er Fox
 95
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Elephant's Child
 133
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Stumpy Tailed Kelpie
 49
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
First Armadillo
 126
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bicolored Python Rock Snake
 139
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Calvin
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Labby
 85
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Minnesota Gopher
 37
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Br'er Bear
 138
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hamster Huey
 135
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Gooey Kablooie
 110
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Curious George Goes Climbing
 133
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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