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Chim-Chim

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 18, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
I have a mellow poodledoor, what are the policies regarding dogs at the City and Castle Rocks. Thanks, Dan
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:11pm PT


Dogs are NOT allowed!!!...












































Or at least SHOULDN'T be...


LOL!!!...
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
Rokjox, is that you??
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
rokjox, how's the wolve situation these days?
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Wolves + dogs at the crags. This one will break 1000!!!!1111
Chim-Chim

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Thanks for the info. My pooch is more like a cat, but doesn't kill birds. I would never allow him to molest wildlife, but I could get him to rape Locker though. D.K.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
The dogs aren't the problem at the crag, it's the tools who feel the need to throw their rope bag at the base of the route to let you know they are waiting.

When are you going Dan?
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Wolves + dogs at the crags. This one will break 1000!!!!1111


Don't forget the failed penis curse.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 18, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
It's good that yer back.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Both the Castle and the City are managed by IDPR.

The biggest thing folks seem to have an issue with, is, that dogs are allowed, but, they have to be on a leash no longer than 6-feet. You wouldn't think this would be a deal in some park areas in the backcountry, but, they do a fair number of horsey trips on some of the trails and some of those folks especially don't like to see dogs off leash. Most climbers are pretty cool about dogs there, though.

Was nice weather last Saturday at the Castle!

Dogs are allowed, but, here's their rules:

//Q. May I bring my pet?

A. Pets are welcome in most Idaho State Parks, but some parks prohibit them in some cabins, yurts and they are prohibted from beaches. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet or confined to a camper. Do not leave pets unattended in a closed vehicle. //

//WHEN YOUR DOG VISITS A STATE PARK. . . .
State parks are full of strange sights,
sounds and smells that may make the
most friendly dog nervous and “nippy.”

To protect your dog and other visitors
please observe the following rules:

‐Keep your dog controlled on a leash no
more than six feet long.

‐Dogs are not allowed in park buildings.

‐For sanitary reasons, dogs are not
permitted on State Park beaches.

‐Keep your dog calm and quiet. Aggressive
or unusually noisy dogs will not be allowed
in the park.

‐To make everyone’s visit to the park more
pleasant, please clean up after your dog.//

For more info:

http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/activities/camping
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Beware of the cactus!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Yeah.......hmmmm, oh well. First World problem.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Everyone I knew used to let their dogs run wild up there... molesting whatever they could get their mouths on. That was 15-20 years ago... holy sh#t I'm old.

Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 18, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
The leash laws are enforced during the day by rangers & some more dog-aggressive climbers, and at night by the abundant Coyotes. The Coyotes make great night-time music at COR.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:12am PT
I leave my dog in a boarding kennel during my climbing trips. Everyone else appreciates my consideration, as I would appreciate yours.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:14am PT
It's not so doggy out there. And the 'yotes DO eat dogs.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:17am PT
A taxidermist might be able to help...
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:38am PT
I appreciate ALL nice doggies at the crag.

I'm not sure which I dislike more... the intolerant, self-righteous dog haters... or the aggressive dogs with lazy, nonchalant owners.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:50am PT
holy sh#t I'm old.

And ugly!

Dogs can be slightly less annoying than children, and usually don't grow up to be sh#t heads like me.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 19, 2013 - 01:09am PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1945175&msg=1945175#msg1945175
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 19, 2013 - 01:14am PT
This one is a classic!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1928295&msg=1928295#msg1928295
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:01am PT
A few years ago I'd noticed they put in some corrals around vegetation down in the inner city, along with some signs to keep dogs out of the fenced areas. Sounds like dogs have been digging up the cool dirt at the base of trees and causing some problems.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:32am PT
Dogs are allowed,, the ticks LOVE them
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:54am PT
only pussies complain about dogs.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:09am PT
Okay....i'll accept that i'm a pussie. Actually my complaint is about dog owners who bring their beloved pets to an environment that is unsuitable vis a vis the other people there and, for the most part, do little to monitor their dogs behavior.
I won't call dog owners pussies but a lot of them are oblivious to the experience of those around them.
How many dog owners actually obey leash laws?
How many dog owners clean up their dogs sh#t?
How many times have you been told by the owner of a meanacing dog, "oh, he's harmless, just pet him?"
And how many times has a dog owner said after Rover has bitten someone, "oh, that's the first time he has done that?"
Hiw many times have dog owners tied their pet up and then have been oblivious when Rover barks insessantly while they are off climbing?
How many times have dogs been allowed to forage and your lunch has been the prize?
How many time have you been nearly knocked off of your feet on the approach trail by man's best friend?

Okay, i may be a pussy but i'm also a whiner...ha, ha.
Chim-Chim

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Kenny, we're heading to Moab mid april. When it gets too hot we're heading to Salt Lake then the city... probabally early May. We went up to the fords' yesterday. Got kinda cold late in the day. Dan
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:50am PT
How many climber poops have you stepped on? How many climbers have stepped on yur rope? How many times have you had to listen to nearby screaming and the like while trying to do a route? How many climbers have been ripped off by other climbers? How many times have you found a crag littered with climber debris? When faced with that,, a dog doesnt look so bad. WOOOF WOOOF!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Climbers are at climbing areas because they climb, dogs don't climb....bow wow, grrrrr, yelp, yelp.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
JD,, get yurself a healer THEN say dogs dont climb! The little fecker may just pass you up! GRRRRRRRRRRWWWWWWOOOOF!


Credit: Ron Anderson
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Are horses allowed?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Coz....a confession, my wife and i are cat people, we have three. We rescued one from the base of Baboquivari Peak in Dec. I guess that explains a lot about my bizarre behavior...eh
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Katy Cassidy, a remarkable climber from bitd, is also a cat person. She takes her cat to the crags with her and has for years. We did a trip to Vedauwoo and her kitty came with. It was awesome. Are pussies allowed at COR?
Chim-Chim

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
My poodle is a good pup. Very reserved, quiet, polite, a bit off a rapist if provoked. Doesn't make a peep unless you mention chicken. Beta spray is a bit more annoying than dog yelps. That said sad dogs left alone is hard to take. Auggie can handle two ptch climbs at Woodfords, it's his second home. On road trips we stick to base route so as not to bother others. I've been nipped at the leap by a dog that was guarding it's owners pack, not too cool. If my dog was aggresive I wouldn't bring him along. I also bring extra water to pour on the ground so he won't dig to get to the cool moist dirt. He's my only child I couldn't leave at a kennel, he wouldn't make it. Dan
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 19, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
More than once I've had dogs at Lunch Rock in Idyllwild "guarding" their owners pack, which was dropped off right next to mine. Had to shoo him away with rocks to get close enough to pack up and get out.

Went on a run again today a bit later than usual, and the urban sprawl was in full force. Passed a good 20 dogs in 5 miles, not a one was a problem. Sometimes tho... they are. Been nipped a few times by hood pups.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Are barking climbers allowed at City of Rocks ?

HOOO-AAAAAAA ! ! ! What was that ?

slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Mar 19, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Jim - i am with you,, i don't get it that dogs have to everywhere that the owners do..

it's not a kid , it's adog
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Mar 19, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
I grew up with cats but, they're a little like climbing bums, only around when they need something, and always looking for the next opportunity to exploit.
Was your cat named Becky??
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 19, 2013 - 08:44pm PT

How many climber poops have you stepped on? How many climbers have stepped on yur rope? How many times have you had to listen to nearby screaming and the like while trying to do a route? How many climbers have been ripped off by other climbers? How many times have you found a crag littered with climber debris? When faced with that,, a dog doesnt look so bad. WOOOF WOOOF!
yep. when was the last time a dog retro bolted yer route or stole yer sh#t from your car while you were climbing?

it's not a kid , it's adog

The same people that don't want yer dogs bitch about kids too.
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
Kids, dogs, whatever, its the adult in charge that makes the difference. The real question, what do you think about screamers at the crag like those two in the vid above? Fit pitchers? I'm not fond of that kind of drama queen BS, I'll take your growling dog or hyperactive child over that anytime.

kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Smith rock is a great place to spend the day listening to some guy scream about how he climbs 5.13 in the gym while he's hanging all over 11+ lol
Dropline

Mountain climber
Somewhere Up There
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Rio was indeed a great great dog.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:39am PT
Lots of folks have the attitude "I don't LOVE your dog." Although I'm a dog owner/lover, I also believe that the activities of climbing, camping, and dog ownership are mutually incompatible at major climbing areas, so I leave my 110 pound Rottweiler at home in the boarding kennel.

I don't like having to worry about what mischief the dog is getting into while I'm climbing. I go to areas where there are Rattlesnakes, and mosquitos are almost always present; both of these are hazardous to dog health (snakebite and heartworm disease).
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Mar 21, 2013 - 11:45am PT
Nice video Jim. Ha Ha.

And dogs don't leave tick marks all over the rock.
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