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Bad Dog Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Big Angler, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dog Biscuit S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dog Star S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
F* *king the Dog S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Giganthopicicus S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Give a Dog a Bone T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
I'm Talking to The Dog S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ian's Arete S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Junkyard Dog S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Puppy Love S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Skin The Cat T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sparking Poodles S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Walking the Dog T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
You Dirty Dog S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Zacker Cracker T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Description

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...

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kennel Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 57
Giganthopicicus
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 62
Puppy Love
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 73
Dog Star
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 70
Dog Biscuit
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Zacker Cracker
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Walking the Dog
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 88
F* *king the Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 64
The Big Angler
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Skin The Cat
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Giganthopicicus
 57
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Puppy Love
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dog Star
 73
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dog Biscuit
 70
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Zacker Cracker
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Walking the Dog
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
F* *king the Dog
 88
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Big Angler
 64
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Skin The Cat
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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Ladd    
I love heading up to this crag, you really can escape the crowds of Rumney on weekends between here and Pulse wall. May 23, 2007
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
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... Apr 19, 2008
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
Have either of the really hard looking routes on the left side been sent yet? Apr 19, 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. Jun 24, 2008
Jeffrey.LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey.LeCours   New Hampshire  
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? Apr 19, 2009
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
the line to the right is a 5.10a sparking poodles.... i think it was the left stuff we were wondering about kind sir :) Apr 20, 2009

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