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Big Dog S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Big Dog Run S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Black Dog S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dog Breath S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dog Run S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fiddler on the Woof S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hot Dog S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Li'l Dog S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Li'l Snoopy S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mighty Dog S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Run Underdog S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Runt of the Litter, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Snoopy S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Underdog, The S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Kirk Miller
Page Views: 3,483 total, 21/month
Shared By: Kirk Miller on Mar 12, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Left of the existing routes at the Dog House, Li'l Dog climbs a pocketed slab to an overhanging prow.


12-13 bolts to Fixe rings.
Kirk Miller
Golden, CO
Kirk Miller   Golden, CO
One of the most useful features of MP is the consensus grade. When routes go in, they tend to be graded according to the FA's feel for the route on that particular day. Often first impressions are accurate, but consensus weighs way more heavily towards establishing more accurate grades.

So... .10d, .11b... I'll go with whatever the crowds decide.
(Last time I got on it, it felt easier than 11b to me as well.) May 1, 2013
Fred Bonnard
Fred Bonnard  
Surprised by the large consensus on grading this route 11b, I can think of many 11b's at Shelf, Rifle, Devil's Head much harder than this route. It is basically a one move wonder at the top, my 2 cents.... I did enjoy the climb though. Nov 21, 2011
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
This one makes for a pretty good warm up even if 11b is at or near your limit, if you know where the crux holds are. You do a ton of 5.8-ish climbing and have a stance before pulling the crux.

I guess the inconsistent difficulty is somewhat of a strike against the route, but that's about the only negative thing I could say about it. The easier sections are a lot of fun and the rock is overall very good. Fun, short, powerful crux with some good exposure. May 5, 2011
Top Rope Hero
Was Estes Park, now homeless
Top Rope Hero   Was Estes Park, now homeless
Exciting; much steeper crux than the pics here suggest. A bit over-bolted. And felt spicy for an 11a (my grade, not Kirk Miller's), but the action is short lived and overall, this route was at least a letter grade easier than Hot Dog (11b in the Mabe guidebook), a few lines to the right.

SPOILER BETA: Keep slappin' that left hand up and left and higher than those desperate chalk marks suggest, that big boy ladder rung is up there, somewhere. S'all over at that point....

Aug 30, 2009
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
Fun but pretty easy. This was my first climb of the day, and I was real solid. I had more trouble with Snoopy 9+ just to the left. That may say more about my strengths and weaknesses as a climber than about the relative grades. Nov 23, 2008
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Very fun route on surprisingly great quality stone. Most is easy 5.7 climbing to a fun overhanging arete crux sequence. Good warm up for the warm-ups.... Dec 12, 2005