CragDog is a custom canine equipment manufacturer based in Duluth, Minnesota. CragDog up-cycles climbing gear to make quality collars, leashes and harnesses for the dog community while giving back to the climbing community.

Started by two climbers, Kelly and Christian, CragDog was conceived in the idea that climbers can responsibly retire their blown-out gear for a better cause. CragDog accepts donated climbing gear then creates quality collars, leashes and harnesses, plus a variety of other animal loving products. CragDog then passes up to 10% of the proceeds, of a sale, to the climbing community in order to maintain climbing access.

One of Our Main Goals is

Supporting Climbing Advocacy

Up to 10% of proceeds from CragDog sales are sent to support climbing advocacy organizations. Our products are made from donated climbing gear that is repurposed into pet-safe, environmentally conscientious equipment for your dog. Shoppers will be able to select a climbing advocacy organization during check out.
View a list of Climbing Advocacy Organizations

Equipment Donations

CragDog accepts used climbing rope, hardware and harnesses. We understand that parting with your old equipment is hard, but rest assured, it is going to a new noble purpose and will not become landfill.

Gear donations will be accepted at CragDog drop-off sites. Please include this Gear Gear Donation Form with your donated gear. See drop-off sites listed.

Donation Drop-Off Sites

Crag Dog Climbing
1302 Dakota Ave
Duluth MN, 55803

Vertical Endeavors
329 South Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802

Vertical Endeavors
2540 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Kelly McMahon


Kelly was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up sailing and hiking along the shores of Lake Michigan. Kelly thrived in the Northland picking up rock climbing, mountain biking, and straight up adventuring while attending Northern Michigan University in Marquette. After graduating Kelly settled down in Duluth with his wife (Corinne) and two pups.

The dogs take priority over everything; Keiko the husky/lab mix, loves to romp in the woods and Edmund a golden retriever (named after the famous ship), loves to play in the water.

Kelly had the idea for CragDog while on an obnoxiously long (123 Mile) bike ride to the cabin. Kelly’s love of the outdoors and his dogs moved him to start CragDog.

Christian Fraser


Christian was born in Los Angeles, California, but his family quickly moved to north central Idaho then northern Wisconsin. In the woods of Idaho and Wisconsin, Christian developed his respect for the great outdoors. From fly fishing on the Selway River with his dad, to backpacking across Isle Royale, Christian has experience in many facets of outdoor life.

Christian attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he fell in love with rock climbing. For 11 years Christian worked as a certified climbing instructor and a guide through the AMGA and PCIA. Christian has climbed routes in the desert south west and high alpine. Christian also enjoys ice climbing, sailing, mountain biking, and skiing with his fiancé Hanna, daughter River, and German Shepherd Louie.

Christian was roped into CragDog by his friend and climbing partner Kelly and immediately chopped up all his retired rope that he had been saving for years to make a rug one day.

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