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Cats vs. Dogs Wall

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Beer for Life S 
Fleas and Ticks S 
Into the Black S 
Out of the Blue S 
Purrrfect Puppy, The S 
Stray Cat S 
Top Dawg S 

Cats vs. Dogs Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.74363, -105.406 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Jun 17, 2013


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This crag is just to the right of tunnel #5 when you are facing east on U.S. 6. It is approached from the trail to Catslab. You take the Catslab approach trail for less than a minute before heading up the hill to the left (east). The rock gets morning shade and afternoon sun. It is typical Clear Creek rock. The Dog House is to the north, and the Catslab is to the south.


A. Beer for Life, 11-, 1p, 85', bolts.
B. Into the Black, 10+, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Fleas and Ticks, 9-, 1p, 100', bolts +/- gear.
D. Out of the Blue, 8+, 2p, 160', bolts.
E. The Purrrfect Puppy, 7, 1p, 80', bolts.
above E or F. Top Dawg, 10, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Stray Cat, 8, 1p, 80', bolts.

Getting There 

Park at the same location as for the Dog House and Catslab on the south side of the road (U.S. 6) just after tunnel #5.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cats vs. Dogs Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cats vs. Dogs Wall:
The Purrrfect Puppy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Out of the Blue   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Fleas and Ticks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Into the Black   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Beer for Life   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For Cats vs. Dogs Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The bottom of the route showing the first two bolt...

Into the Black 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Colorado : Golden : ... : Cats vs. Dogs Wall
The crux of this route is at the bottom near the first two bolts. The first bolt is easy to clip off a large jug at the top of the overhang. The first ascentionists call the start a "boulder problem", and I would have to agree. You have to clip the second bolt off of a small hold, and it feels a bit insecure. The route above the first two bolts is about 5.8 in difficulty and is very fun. Every time it looks hard a good hold seems to appear....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Kevin Capps
From: Golden, CO
Jun 30, 2013
I climbed these routes today, and while the rock quality wasn't very good, I had a fun time. Most of the routes have 1 or maybe 2 star movement with a 1/2 star rock quality. Definitely better than they look from the trail, but not worth the effort if you haven't exhausted everything else. Into the Black has a fun, kinda reachy, crux down low.
By Luke Childers
Aug 26, 2013
Awesome! I've thought about bolting this way for 10 years! Glad someone motivated and got it done! Thanks for your efforts, Jay.
By Tyler Phillips
Jun 12, 2014
Just to clarify, the Cats vs. Dogs wall is not closed at the moment (6/12/14). I was a bit confused when I saw the gate and the big closed sign, but you can keep walking to just before the tunnel to access this climb and the other climbs on Cats vs Dogs.
By A. Bandos
Jan 25, 2015
Movement is fun. Rock quality is iffy. A great wall to get some mileage in on moderates.
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Mar 13, 2015
See lost and found forum if you left your shoes here in early March.
By Doug Redosh
From: Golden, CO
Oct 16, 2016
We did all the routes rated 10b and easier today, and all have cleaned up nicely from the previous times I have been here. Fun moderate routes in a nice setting for CCC.

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