Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Alan Prehmus
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Shared By: Alan Prehmus on Dec 6, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project Details


From the left edge of the alcove, move up & a bit right onto the brick red face. This section has lots of small features, some are positive. Continue up to the notch. Move up & right through the bulge. Easier climbing leads to the chains on the double bolt anchor.

From the anchor, it's easy to reach the second pitch of Tortoise Scute.


Start at the left end of the small overhang, just at the beginning of the ramp to Yellow Dog. First Armadillo is 10 feet right of Tortoise Scute.


9 bolts.


Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
This is a fun route, but it is just barely 5.8 in difficulty. There may be one 5.8 move, but there are not multiple 5.8 moves. Dec 21, 2014
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
Did this route, again and I am sure that it is barely 5.8. It is a good route though. Aug 24, 2015
L Kap
Boulder, CO
L Kap   Boulder, CO
Super fun, soft for the grade, a great, solid lead for newer leaders. When the location info says it's "just at the beginning of the ramp to Yellow Dog", I think they mean the path down to the lower tier where P0 of Yellow Dog Dingo starts. First Armadillo, along with Tortoise Scute and Bicolored Python, is just to the right of the 4th class vertical notch that you scramble to get to the main belay ramp where most of the Other Critters routes start. Jan 31, 2016
Joe McGlinchy
Arvada, cO
Joe McGlinchy   Arvada, cO
Very fun lead, solid the whole way up.

NOTE: this route shares an anchor with Bicolored Python. The area between the bolt line is a fun TR but crumbly rock. Apr 9, 2017