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Routes in The Dog House

Big Dog S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Big Dog Run S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Bigger Dog S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
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
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Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Dianne Barrow & Alan Nelson, 10/9/99
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Shared By: Paul Hunnicutt on Mar 9, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project Details


Climb the crimpy face (crux) up to a small, left-facing dihedral to the anchors. Or climb on the face for higher difficulty instead of waltzing up the dihedral.


This is the 4th line of bolts to the left of Mighty Dog (overhanging route with fixed chains).


10 bolts to a two bolt anchor with rings. It shares an anchor with Dog Breath.


Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
The rap rings look good now. The crux on this would be easier, and less risky, if you are tall. The crux is one move but not very easy. Oct 26, 2014
Jake Web
Denver, CO
Jake Web   Denver, CO
Rap rings looked fine, I always use my own draws and just clip into the gates themselves.

Anyways when I climbed this I was super stoked for people to tell me it was a 10, since I sent it no problem! But yeah 9+/10- for sure. Nice, reachy, juggy climb. Super fun! Aug 26, 2015
Mark Rolofson
Mark Rolofson  
First ascent: Dianne Barrow & Alan Nelson on October 9, 1999. The climb was originally rated 5.10d. Even though most of the climbing is 5.9 & easier, I have never considered this route to be 5.9+. The crux past 3rd bolt has always felt like solid 5.10 & harder than any move on Dog Breath (unless you climb its direct 5.11 variation above the ledge). The crux must be quite hard if you're short, as it's a reach move. Definitely a great warm-up & a fun climb. May 30, 2017
Cara Hubbell
Arvada, CO
Cara Hubbell   Arvada, CO
WAY too hard for a 5.9! The crux is reachy, and even my husband who leads 11b and has a 6'6" reach struggled at the crux. I was glad to be on TR for this one so I could cheat past that point. Even the climbing higher up was challenging... or maybe I was just tired since this was the last route of the day, haha. Either way, I think this route is definitely in the 10 range! Nov 3, 2017

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