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Bad Dog Crack T 
Big Angler, The S 
Dog Biscuit S 
Dog Star S 
F* *king the Dog S 
Gigantopithicus S 
Give a Dog a Bone T 
I'm Talking to The Dog S 
Ian's Arete S 
Junkyard Dog S 
Puppy Love S 
Skin The Cat T 
Sparking Poodles S 
Walking the Dog  T 
Zacker Cracker  T 

Kennel Wall  


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Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 31, 2007
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From The New Wave Wall bang a right and head up a steep hill to get to this nice little crag that sees very little traffic considering how close it is (though it is a steep approach)... But i digress... The crag is split in to two section the left which has varied climbing both trad and sport, the right has a few fun, steep, crimpy face climbs most of which were done on gear until recently when they were retro-bolted...
The left side as i said is varied in style from crack climbing to face climbing and awkward positions on steep rock... nothing super classic but nothing bad...Sparking Poodles (5.10a) is one i think is really fun...
On the right side i really enjoy F-ing The Dog (510d) and Dog Bisquit (5.10c)... Great crimping and interesting sequences stand out as top reasons to visit this section...
Over all a nice crag to hit on a busy day to climb short routes from 5.7 to 5.12 due to the fact that the two sides of the crag face different directions you may be able to escape wind and or sun...

Getting There 

From new wave follow a trail heading to the right and up a hill for less than 5 minutes...

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kennel Wall:
Gigantopithicus   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport   
Bad Dog Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Puppy Love   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Dog Star   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
Dog Biscuit   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Zacker Cracker    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 50'   
Walking the Dog    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
F* *king the Dog   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Big Angler   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Junkyard Dog   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For Kennel Wall
Turning the corner on Dog Biscuit.  Photo by Liam ...

Dog Biscuit 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  NH : Rumney : Kennel Wall
Continuing with the tradition of canine-inspired route names, Dog Biscuit is so aptly named because (from as far as I can glean) it is quite a tasty treat for rock aficionados!This route climbs the left, then the right side of the striking arete/roof via technical and satisfying moves. Begin on the face directly below the arete with a ramp-like feature to your right. Ascend up, then make a couple exciting moves left beneath a low roof to a mantle shelf. Next, climb up the orange face, trendin...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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the chock stone on the Kennel's left side.
the chock stone on the Kennel's left side.

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By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
May 23, 2007
I love heading up to this crag, you really can escape the crowds of Rumney on weekends between here and Pulse wall.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 19, 2008
A lot of bolting and retro bolting has happened right of Dog Biscuit 5.10c since the last guide... Ive added what i know but i was wondering if anyone knows more about the routes there and could fill in the blanks... Ive climbed most of the new bolted lines but i dont know what they are called...
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 19, 2008
Have either of the really hard looking routes on the left side been sent yet?
By Matt Mendonza
Jun 24, 2008
There are two hard looking routes on the left that are new. The one on the left was put up by Ward Smith, and is 12b-ish I think. This is a fun little roof from what I remember. I did it back in 2004 sometime.


The one on the right was red tagged for two or three seasons, from 2003-ish onwards if memory serves. I assume it has been done since.
By Jeffrey LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Apr 19, 2009
Is the bolted line to the right of Skin The Cat, going straight out the roof still a project? I believe this is mentioned in the guidebook, but not listed on The Proj?
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 20, 2009
the line to the right is a 5.10a sparking poodles.... i think it was the left stuff we were wondering about kind sir :)