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Routes in The Doghouse

All Bark and No Bite S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dogface S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Doghouse Arete, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dogma S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Hair of the Dog S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Meaty Bone S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Jorge Visser
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Shared By: tenesmus on Dec 28, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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The face starts out steep with big pockets and edges, then gradually moves to vertical with ever shrinking holds. The final moves are the crux and like all the sandstone topouts in the area, the holds may have gotten smaller over the years. You wouldn't want to climb this one after it rains because those holds would be particularly vulnerable.

This is a fun climb, definitely worth doing. Not as steep as Dogma, and requires the ability to stand up.


Just right of the Doghouse Arete


7 bolts, chains


Zach Buecker
Knoxville, TN
Zach Buecker   Knoxville, TN
Best route on the wall. Great climbing and great bolting. Get on it before the sun hits the crimps at the top! Apr 17, 2017
santa clara, utah
jeffozozo   santa clara, utah
5.10 climbing to a series of very sequential crimps and friction moves through the last 3 bolts. The bolts are positioned perfectly and falls are clean. Anchors are solid. Feb 26, 2016
Dan Brayack
Marmet, WV
Dan Brayack   Marmet, WV
I decided to try and climb straight up instead of bailing left at the last bolt - undercling high feet to good edges with ticks...not the crux but definitely keeps you honest. Jan 3, 2014
Jesse James
Knoxville, TN
Jesse James   Knoxville, TN
Not sure if I was off-route or not, but I ended up slightly left after the last bolt. Just couldn't find any real holds staying directly on the bolt line... Mar 25, 2013
Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
If there weren't chalk on the slopey, sandy nothingness holds past the last bolt I would have no idea what I was supposed to hold onto up there. Excellent thin climbing to that point though. Jan 7, 2012