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F* *king the Dog 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ted Hammond
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Apr 24, 2007

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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.

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By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Apr 24, 2007

I wasn't sure who the first ascent party was, so if someone knows, please post it. Thanks!
By M Sprague
From: New England
Apr 17, 2009

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
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
May 2, 2010

Really enjoyable climb with technical footwork up top.
By S. Neoh
Jun 19, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

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.
By Rhiannon
Jul 31, 2010

New book says 11.a!
By S. Neoh
Jul 31, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Yes, IMHO, 11a for this route is consistent with current grading for Big Angler, Tool Time, and Debbie does CPR. 2.5 stars.
By GarrettM
From: bedford, nh
Oct 11, 2010

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.
By Derek Jf
From: Northeast
Nov 25, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Pure sustained beta, clip to clip all the way up- last day of the season, couldn't have been happier ticking this route
By Franck Vee
Sep 3, 2017
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

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.

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