Category Climbing


The Desert with Your Dog – Tips From Backcountry Treks on Enjoying Moab With Your Dog

Cally, Tyson and Hank of recently wrapped up a road trip to Moab, UT to explore the wild canyon lands, arches and trails that Southern Utah has to offer. They learned a few things along the way about how and where they could adventure with their canine companion and were graciously willing to share […]

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Remembering Dean Potter

A remembrance is the type of post that you hope to never have to write. Yet, as a member of the outdoor community, you know all too well, that accidents happen in the mountains. Last Saturday, May 16th, Ruffwear lost a friend and Ambassador – Dean Potter. Dean and his flying partner that day, Graham […]


Charlie in the San Juans, Colorado – Climbing Redcloud Peak (14,034 ft)

Here’s a great tale from the trail! James Rogers of Denver, CO recently shared this hiking story of climbing Redcloud Peak with Charlie the German Short Haired Pointer. Redcloud Peak, located in the San Juan Mountains, is one of Colorado’s fifty three peaks over fourteen thousand feet. We hope you enjoy this tale and photos […]


Share Your Favorite Dog-Friendly Places To Go Hiking, Camping, Backpacking, or Paddling

Do you know of a great dog-friendly camping spot, hiking trail or river run? Through Zeemaps, we have created an interactive map that allows you to share your favorite spots with the rest of the Ruffwear Pack and learn from others where they like to recreate. Click on this map to check out hiking, camping, […]

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Whitney “ALLGOOD” LaRuffa & Karluk – Winter Wanderings

With the spat of spring like weather in Februrary and the schizophrenic weather of March and April here in the cascades, Karluk and I have been varying our activities and making the most of what mother nature has dished out. We have been enjoying the snow, visited the gorge, and started our weekday hiking workouts […]

What Will You do With Your Extra Hour? #myextrahour

What does daylight saving time mean to you? We like to think that daylight savings is a time to celebrate the season to come…a season with longer days that allow for more time to spend outdoors doing the activities we love. An extra hour of daylight means more opportunities to take our dogs out after […]

From Crag Dog to Backcountry Dog: Poko’s First Backcountry Adventure

Poko is a 10 month old Red/Blue Heeler who loves to play with sticks!  We got him about 4 months ago and we love sharing our climbing adventures with him!  Some of his favorite dog friendly places are City of Rocks, Vedauwoo, and Gallatin Canyon.  Poko has proven himself to us and other climbers to […]


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