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Rock Climbing Photo: Shyla and Jay Starting up the Second Pitch.
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By M Sprague
From: New England
Oct 10, 2014
Doggie is even leading!
By john gregory
From: Lebanon, NH
Oct 17, 2014
Sorry I cannot enjoy this post. This is just another shining example of irresponsible dog ownership overwhelming our crags, and why people should leave their dogs at home. This should not be celebrated on a climbing website encouraging others to up the ante. Last thing I want to do is wait to get on a route while someone tries to belay/repel their dog, or even worse find dog shit on a climbing route. Bad enough already at the base of some crags. Atleast this dog is on a leash. Can't wait for the free solo dog attack report. Whole new meaning to a red point.
By Jay LeSage
From: Sandown, NH
Nov 18, 2014
Jhan.. however i appreciate your concern... the safety of my dog is off my utmost importance and I also took into consideration all the factors. She is not on a leash, she is tied into the climbing rope with me. This was late in the day and there were no lines for the route and if anything, she climbs faster than me and sometimes its hard for me to keep up with her. If it was busy and I thought that this would have inconvenienced anyone, i would not have done it. Shyla is an incredibly well behaved dog, is non agressive and is incredibly picky about where she poops. She wont poop on a trail nevermind a rock.

Is this something i reccomend all dog owners do? Absolutly not, it takes the right dog, the right equipment and the right circumstances.

I agree that SOME dogs are better left at home due to behavioral issues, but You can't generalize and say that all dogs are bad to have at the crag, and you certainly cant tell me what i can and cannot do with my dog when there is no harm being done to anyone.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 19, 2014
for what it is worth i am fairly anti-dogs at the crags (ive had food stolen, ropes stomped on, nearly been attacked multiple times) but i know jay and i think that he and his dog are both very respectful at the cliffs... as for other folks being influenced, most of them cant get their dogs out of my damn pack let alone in to a harness and up a climb....
By Brassmonkey
May 31, 2017
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Shyla and Jay Starting up the Second Pitch.

Submitted By: Jay LeSage on Jul 15, 2013
On this route:
Lady and the Tramp (5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c )
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