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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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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Ted Hammond
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Shared By: Chris Duca on Apr 24, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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If this route could only continue for another 100 feet!! In just 50 short feet, this route packs a collective punch. It commences with an undercling move off a shark tooth feature, then some strenuous crack climbing, followed by a balancy traverse left, thin and technical face climbing and one final move to, and then out of, a pocket that guards the chain anchors.

It is very easy to become addicted to this route's exquisite flow!


Locate the unmistakeable arete and roof of Dog Biscuit. F**king the Dog starts on an easy slab below a vertical face just to the right.


5 bolts.


Chris Duca
Downingtown, PA
Chris Duca   Downingtown, PA
I wasn't sure who the first ascent party was, so if someone knows, please post it. Thanks! Apr 24, 2007
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Ted Hammond lead it first, if I remember right, on gear and pins. When I cleaned and retroed it(with permission), it became a little easier as a chunk came out and made the pocket like hold near the top.

Nice and surprisingly pumpy face climbing. Just wish it kept going Apr 17, 2009
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
Really enjoyable climb with technical footwork up top. May 2, 2010
S. Neoh
S. Neoh  
Very good route.
Felt more challenging than Big Angler (11a route to the right of this one), Tool Time (10d up at Pulse crag), and Debbie (11a down at Lower New Wave).

Small holds; bring your best technique. Jun 19, 2010
New book says 11.a! Jul 31, 2010
S. Neoh
S. Neoh  
Yes, IMHO, 11a for this route is consistent with current grading for Big Angler, Tool Time, and Debbie does CPR. 2.5 stars. Jul 31, 2010
bedford, nh
GarrettM   bedford, nh
i also thought it was harder than the 11a to the right. loved the last cruxy moves next to the chains. Mike Z onsited this by staying right and sprinting up it. Oct 11, 2010
Derek Jf
Derek Jf   Northeast
Pure sustained beta, clip to clip all the way up- last day of the season, couldn't have been happier ticking this route Nov 25, 2013
Franck Vee
Franck Vee  
Another stiff one for the grade at Kennel.... not crazy stiff but pumpy indeed and it's easy to go wrong, especially up top. I guess it feel like hard for the grade partly because it's so short - it needs to deserve its mark a in shorter number moves! It does indeed in the end.

Fun one, well worth doing. Bring all your tech, crimp & precise footwork. Sep 3, 2017

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