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Kennel Wall

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Bad Dog Crack T 
Big Angler, The S 
Dog Biscuit S 
Dog Star S 
F* *king the Dog S 
Gigantopithicus S 
Give a Dog a Bone T 
I'm Talking to The Dog S 
Ian's Arete S 
Junkyard Dog S 
Puppy Love S 
Skin The Cat T 
Sparking Poodles S 
Walking the Dog  T 
You Dirty Dog S 
Zacker Cracker  T 

Kennel Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.80329, -71.83444 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 31, 2007


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From The New Wave Wall bang a right and head up a steep hill to get to this nice little crag that sees very little traffic considering how close it is (though it is a steep approach)... But i digress... The crag is split in to two section the left which has varied climbing both trad and sport, the right has a few fun, steep, crimpy face climbs most of which were done on gear until recently when they were retro-bolted...
The left side as i said is varied in style from crack climbing to face climbing and awkward positions on steep rock... nothing super classic but nothing bad...Sparking Poodles (5.10a) is one i think is really fun...
On the right side i really enjoy F-ing The Dog (510d) and Dog Bisquit (5.10c)... Great crimping and interesting sequences stand out as top reasons to visit this section...
Over all a nice crag to hit on a busy day to climb short routes from 5.7 to 5.12 due to the fact that the two sides of the crag face different directions you may be able to escape wind and or sun...

Getting There 

From new wave follow a trail heading to the right and up a hill for less than 5 minutes...

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Kennel Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kennel Wall:
Gigantopithicus   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport   
Puppy Love   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Dog Star   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
Dog Biscuit   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Walking the Dog    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Zacker Cracker    5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 50'   
F* *king the Dog   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Big Angler   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Skin The Cat   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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F* *king the Dog 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  NH : *Rumney : Kennel Wall
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! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Rock Climbing Photo: the chock stone on the Kennel's left side.
the chock stone on the Kennel's left side.

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By Sleyer
Aug 7, 2016
Hidden honeycomb / beehive under the flake right above the 5th bolt on Ian's arête. Saw it today midclimb and it's pretty close to the edge so if you use the flake you will definitely touch it. Be careful!
By Ladd
May 23, 2007
I love heading up to this crag, you really can escape the crowds of Rumney on weekends between here and Pulse wall.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 19, 2008
A lot of bolting and retro bolting has happened right of Dog Biscuit 5.10c since the last guide... Ive added what i know but i was wondering if anyone knows more about the routes there and could fill in the blanks... Ive climbed most of the new bolted lines but i dont know what they are called...
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 19, 2008
Have either of the really hard looking routes on the left side been sent yet?
By Matt Mendonza
Jun 24, 2008
There are two hard looking routes on the left that are new. The one on the left was put up by Ward Smith, and is 12b-ish I think. This is a fun little roof from what I remember. I did it back in 2004 sometime.

The one on the right was red tagged for two or three seasons, from 2003-ish onwards if memory serves. I assume it has been done since.
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Apr 19, 2009
Is the bolted line to the right of Skin The Cat, going straight out the roof still a project? I believe this is mentioned in the guidebook, but not listed on The Proj?
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Apr 20, 2009
the line to the right is a 5.10a sparking poodles.... i think it was the left stuff we were wondering about kind sir :)