Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Peter Henley, Rob Robinson, 1985
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Shared By: saxfiend on Dec 10, 2006
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Puppy Ride is a very aesthetic route, following a long dihedral on beautiful orange rock. An exciting bouldery start, followed by nice hand jams and abundant protection, make this an excellent climb.

Starting under a low roof with juggy holds, pull the roof and into a left-facing corner. Continue up this long corner to the top.


Starts 20' right of Fly With the Falcon; shares start with The Heaven of Animals.


Medium gear (cams, tricams). Bolted anchors.


nice warmup for fly with the falcon. Dec 10, 2006
...except that it's a 1-move wonder with the crux off the ground. If you find yourself pumped after this one, save the Falcon for another day.

'The Heaven of Animals' is the finger crack on the left wall, starting 30 or 40 feet up, and given .11a. Maybe this was the warmup you were thinking of; it definitely gives the forearms a good flush. Fun headwall at the top too. Dec 15, 2006
For the 5.8 leader, this is a really nice longer climb, at least for Twall. Gear is great and the climbing is straight forward. The first move is a little hard but protects fine. Classic in my book. Dec 28, 2014
Darbley Sterway
Darbley Sterway   Aspen
The top section of the climb was wet. Overall this is a fun climb with an interesting start. Dec 31, 2014
eli poss
Durango, Co
eli poss   Durango, Co
Don't be intimidated by the 5.9 grade. If you've lead Passages, you're certainly ready for puppy ride. If worst comes to worse, it's easy to place a piece from the ground and pull on it to A0 the short crux.

Don't bother bringing a #4, there's smaller gear before and after the wide pod. If you're feeling adventurous, leave the doubles, hexes, and #3 on the ground. Jan 14, 2016
Jeff Wilges
Pemberton, BC
Jeff Wilges   Pemberton, BC
The start is pretty fun. This route has a fairly consistently-sized #2 section around the middle with relatively easy climbing where you can gain decent stances and walk a single #2 for around 7-8 meters. Nov 28, 2016
Jason Eberhard
Atlanta, GA
Jason Eberhard   Atlanta, GA
The first moves require the most strength and are likely the only reason this is a 9 not 8. Save a #2 for after the first bulge. Fun route. Mar 26, 2019