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Submitted By: Rich Strang on Jul 16, 2014


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Leo climbs "DogGone It" (5.10-) at the D...


This is the small cliff/landmass that is south and west of The Shack area. You continue hiking south past that area to a second small valley. The cliff faces east so it gets early morning sun (though not as quick as Winter Wall). In summer (the main Shack season) you probably need to be on the routes early since it gets hot. During the spring and fall seasons these are the perfect warm-ups since the usual shaded warm-ups at the Shack are often quite chilly. The rock is extremely clean basalt, similar to The Overlook and is slabby and vertical in nature. "Old School" slab/face climbs but very enjoyable.

Getting There 

Follow directions to The Shack. From the last climbs continue walking south and slightly west, contouring the hillside to the next valley. The DOG HOUSE is the cliff/landmass that forms the west side of this second valley.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dog House

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dog House:
DogGone It   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   
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DogGone It 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : ... : The Dog House
Rightmost route at present. Start up blobby vertical rock that looks loose but is solid. Continue up the easy slab to a vertical face characterized by high feet and long reaches to good holds. A final steep section offers some more technical feet and some fun pocket pulling to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Karl Kiser
Oct 9, 2016
The two bolted routes are quite fun, thanks. The area could have a couple more bolted routes without crowding.
By Rich Strang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Oct 21, 2016
Definitely a few more routes to be had there Karl. The rock was real good there and the cleaning very easy. Good spot to warm up in the sun on cold autum mornings if you're climbing at the Shack

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