Gear for Crag Dogs
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Doubleback™ Full Body Dog Climbing Harness
If you're looking to tackles some actual climbing and belaying with your dog, the Doubleback™ Harness is the way to go. It's our strength-rated belay harness with metal hardware and supportive leg loops for confidence exploring new areas with your dog.
Top Tales For Climbing With Dogs
Six Tips for Crag Dogs (And Their Humans)
Graham Zimmerman is a professional climber, and his sidekick, Pebble, often joins him at the crag. He shares some things he's learned over the years about being bringing a dog with you to thee crag.
How to Be a Crag Dog
Riggins is a Ruffwear office dog – and trail runner, skier, and crag dog. These are tips for crag dogs from his perspective.
Waypoints: Max & Billy
Waypoints celebrate the places our dogs take us and the joy of returning to them together, time and time again. Max Tepfer and his sidekick Billy share their connection to their local climbing spot, Trout Creek.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dogs can make for good companions when you go climbing. A good crag dog has basic trail manners, is content relaxing on the ground while their human is climbing, and is respectful of other climbers in the area.
Some dogs are good at scrambling around round, though vertical rock climbing like how humans climb is not a typical strength of theirs. Some dogs enjoy joining their rock climbing humans by hanging out at the base of the crag. Play time between climbs and time outside makes climbing quite fun for our crag dogs.
Yes, with the proper belay gear and knowledge and the Doubleback™ Harness. It's a full-body, strength-rated belay harness that opens up new areas for dogs to explore with their humans that would otherwise be difficult to access. Strength-rated to 2,000 lbf or 8.9 kN, the Doubleback Harness is designed to be comfortable while aiding in lifting and lowering dogs in exposed areas, meaning your furry buddy can tag along when the climb gets steep.