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Puppy Dog 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 23, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Puppy Dog runs up the spotty face left of the big ...


This is the bolted face route to the right of Punderdal. This part of the rock is festooned with brown spots of good rock, of which this line rides the middle of, leading left a very dense area of brown (some loose in this area) midway up. Fun route, well protected.


6-7 bolts, bolted anchor(s)

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Follows the bolt line through the spots.  The first anchor is hidden; it lies just left of the upper brown area (Sierra Club Route) on a sloping shelf.  The second pitch starts up and left from there and finishes well above the anchors for the central routes to the left.
BETA PHOTO: Follows the bolt line through the spots. The firs...
Sofia climbing Puppy Dog.
Sofia climbing Puppy Dog.
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By Josh Hibbard
From: Los Angeles Area, CA
Mar 29, 2007

I enjoy warming up on this climb as it is not as "slippery" as some of the other climbs of the same rating.

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 1, 2007

A fun beginner's climb but be aware; like most of the easy to moderates at Big Rock it is sparsely bolted.

By Gary Schenk
Mar 5, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

This is a favorite of mine, not sure why, it just seems like fun.

By Jon Leicht
May 12, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13

Great warm up route on the rock. a little runout in places, but par for the course at this crag. Liked it much better that some of the central routes, less people around you and WAY less slippery

By Christopher Michaelson
Dec 17, 2009

There are 3 rap chains after you pass 3 (or perhaps 4) bolts. Could be done as a two pitch.

Just ticked it today--my partner and I didn't see anyone else the entire day!

By Jeff Scofield
From: Yorba Linda, CA
Apr 2, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13

Bolts are new and good up to rap station. Above that all 1/4" button heads. Good route to warm up on, good fun but I suggest don't do 2nd pitch not worth the time. Go to rap station and rap down unless you want to work on multi-pitch skills. then after 2nd bolt go left to 2nd belay anchors if you go all the way straight up you'll have to belay from a big rock tie off or a crack behind the rock will take BD#2-4. Then walk off(facing lake to the right).

By Rob Selter
From: running springs Ca
Apr 6, 2012

One of my first sport leads.

By Morgan Diefenbach
From: Forest Falls, CA
Jan 17, 2013

I'll second Jeff's comment that P2 is more trouble than it's worth :)