Elevation: 7,185 ft
GPS: 39.744, -105.408 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Alan Prehmus on Nov 30, 2014 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
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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.

Descent: if you top out, rap Yellow Dog Dingo, or think like a tradlodite and walk off: head up and West to the small grove of ponderosa. From there, follow cairns on a gentle diagonal down west to the gully. The descent continues down the gully until you can join the established descent trail from Playin' Hooky.

L->R:
A. Alan's Roof, 12+, 1p, 45', bolts.

B. Clyde, 7, 2p, 100', bolts.
C. Opus, 7, 2p, 130', bolts.
D. Minnesota Gopher, 9-, 1p, 70', bolts.
E. Kermit's Corners, 7, 1p, 70', gear or TR.
F. Fat Lipped Gofur, 8+, 1p, 75', bolts.
G1. Dance Horn Pipes Where You Shouldn't, var above P3 of A2, 7 or 8, 1p, 90', bolts.
G2. Yellow Dog Dingo, 5-7, 2-3p, ~230', bolts.
below G2. Unknown, 7, 1p, bolts.
H. Labby, 8+, 1p, 90', bolts.
I1. Calvin, 8, 1p, 90', bolts.
I2. Hobbes, 7, 1p, 90', bolts then gear.
J. Hamster Huey, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
K. Gooey Kablooie, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
L. Br'er Rabbit, 7, 1p, 75', bolts.
M. Br'er Fox, 7, 1p, 75', bolts.
N. Br'er Bear, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
O. Curious George Goes Climbing, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
P. Tortoise Scute, 6 or 7, 2p-3p?, ~180-220', bolts.
Q. First Armadillo, 8-, 1p, 70', bolts.
R. 'Dillo Direct, 9, 1p, 70', TR.
S. Bicolored Python Rock Snake, 9-, 1p, 75', bolts.
T. Stumpy Tailed Kelpie, 7, 1p, 65', bolts.
U. Old Man Kangaroo, 6, 1p, 90', bolts.
V. 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
 120
Yellow Dog Dingo
Sport 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 88
Tortoise Scute
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 71
Br'er Fox
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 105
Elephant's Child
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Stumpy Tailed Kelpie
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 105
First Armadillo
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 112
Bicolored Python Rock Snake
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Calvin
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 68
Labby
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 32
Minnesota Gopher
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
'Dillo Direct
TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 97
Br'er Bear
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 104
Hamster Huey
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 88
Gooey Kablooie
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 96
Curious George Goes Climbing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yellow Dog Dingo
 120
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Tortoise Scute
 88
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 3 pitches
Br'er Fox
 71
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Elephant's Child
 105
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Stumpy Tailed Kelpie
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
First Armadillo
 105
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bicolored Python Rock Snake
 112
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Calvin
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Labby
 68
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Minnesota Gopher
 32
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
'Dillo Direct
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Br'er Bear
 97
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hamster Huey
 104
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Gooey Kablooie
 88
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Curious George Goes Climbing
 96
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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