Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Alan Prehmus
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Shared By: Alan Prehmus on Dec 19, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project Details


Pull through the bouldery start on good hands. Long arms might help. The hardest moves are low. At the diagonal slot, step right onto the rib and finish on lower angle rock.


Start at the right side of the small overhang, before the ramp to Yellow Dog. BCPR is 20 feet right of First Armadillo.


[9] bolts. This shares the double chain anchor with First Armadillo.


Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
I thought this felt easier than the route, "Labby", to the left, which is given 5.9-. The route is fun though and is worth doing if you are at the wall. Dec 24, 2014
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
Parker Wrozek   Denver, CO
Trends left, so you probably want a second to follow and clean it. Potential swinging otherwise. Mar 7, 2015
Garrett C
Garrett C   SL, UT
Start was crux, tons of loose rock. Wear a helmet. Had multiple holds break on me. Mar 18, 2015
Scott Hunt
Golden, CO
Scott Hunt   Golden, CO
9 bolts. Definitely wear a helmet. Apr 5, 2015
Rob Baumgartner
Rob Baumgartner   Niwot
Seems to be cleaning up OK. There's some very small stuff still exfoliating but nothing dangerous (that I found). This was nowhere near 5.9, though. May 27, 2015
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
I did this route again, and it is definitely not 5.9. It is fun though. Aug 24, 2015
L Kap
Boulder, CO
L Kap   Boulder, CO
As of January 2016, this is the first bolted route you'll encounter on the walk to Other Critters from Doghouse, i.e. it is the rightmost route on Other Critters.

Edited May 2017, two more routes have been added to the right of this route - Old Man Kangaroo and Elephant's Child.

Also, I agree this climb is extremely soft for the grade. The roof on Elephant's Child (5.7) is harder than anything on this climb.

Nothing exfoliating or breaking when I've been up this climb in 2016 and 2017. Feb 1, 2016
Ricky Lambert
Ricky Lambert   Denver
Just a heads up that it's very hard to hear your climber when belaying on this route. Apr 3, 2017
Doug Redosh
Golden, CO
Doug Redosh   Golden, CO
This is now the 3rd route coming in from the right. It is clean, but one should wear a helmet anyway while climbing. The crux is the start. 5.8, way easier than Labby, 5.9-. Apr 7, 2017