Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Porter Jarrard, Chris Snyder, 1992
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Shared By: Jeff Welch on Dec 4, 2006
Admins: saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike

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The aesthetically stunning arete just to the right of To Defy the Laws of Tradition. Begin standing on the large flat boulder and step across to a bouldery start. The route is interesting the entire way, requiring many thoughtful moves with the crux just before the anchors. Superb route.


From where the approach trail meets the base of the cliff, walk left. Too Many Puppies is the obvious orange colored arete just left of a large corner and just right of To Defy the Laws of Tradition.


6 bolts to anchors


Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
TravisMelin   Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Really classic route, several spots for mild hand jammy rests if you can find them Nov 15, 2007
Brendan N
Salt Lake City, Utah
Brendan N   Salt Lake City, Utah
make sure to stick-clip the first bolt, there is a loose hold getting there that could ruin your day Nov 1, 2011
Way fun. A nice break from the steep jugginess that defines the area. Jan 31, 2013
Jacob Sustrich
Jacob Sustrich  
Last route of the trip but felt super hard for me! Pretty beta intensive up top though, so that may have been my problem. Oct 4, 2016
Billy Simek
Boston, MA
Billy Simek   Boston, MA
Was on this last weekend and worked straight up the arete the entire way to the chains, but saw some other climbers move right just below the last bolt to holds on the adjacent overhang and continue back left to the chains from there. Does anyone know what the intended direction was by the FA? Nov 1, 2016
Jack Sparrow
denver, co
Jack Sparrow   denver, co
The 8a.nu approved beta is as follows good left hand side pull on face, high slopey right foot ,right hand hits an intermediate shit crimp then big stand up move into a huge underclings in the roof that connects to the other wall. Porter said so himself, jk. You can go straight up on the arĂȘte as well. My understanding is they are around the same difficulty, but if your short going straight up might be the only way. Awesome route with crazy rock on it. Dec 11, 2016
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