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Puppy Chow 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Eric Fazi-Rhicard, Kevin Carmichael, 1993
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Submitted By: kBobby Hanson on Dec 19, 2003

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Mason getting his Puppy chow on


Bolted arete on West side of tower (closest side to Rollinstone). Friction and crimps.


Bolts. I don't remember how many. Cold shuts at the top.

Photos of Puppy Chow Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling out onto the aerate
Pulling out onto the aerate
Rock Climbing Photo: Puppy chow - great moves on fantanstic tower.
Puppy chow - great moves on fantanstic tower.
Rock Climbing Photo: Russ leading Puppy Chow
Russ leading Puppy Chow
Rock Climbing Photo: another good day
another good day

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By Wes Turner
From: az
May 19, 2004
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

fun route......just to the left of chihuahua power...8 or 9 bolts
By Scott Tucker
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 25, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Excellent route. Definitely taller than 70 ft. More like 90, same as Chihuahua Power.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Apr 20, 2009

Great route, looks intimidating for a 5.8 but climbs like a dream. 8 bolts to the shared anchor of Chihuahua Power.

Extremely aesthetic & exposed. A treat for the budding leader or seasoned veteran. Nice!
By Aaron Marks
Feb 6, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Really nice thinking lead...8 bolts up and really comfortable moves.
By AZ Spray
May 15, 2010

Beautiful place, beautiful area. Great climb. Lots of climbs. Feels like a easy 5.7.
By Marmo Marmorstein
Oct 7, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

If you're a weekend warrior like me, this climb is a stiff, sandbagged 5.8 (I'd rate it closer to 5.9, maybe even 5.9+). I climbed a multi-pitch 5.8+ at the Fortress the day before and none of the pitches were nearly as hard as Puppy Chow. The crux getting onto the main face on thin, sharp edges with little or no feet is challenging and the climb is fairly sustained. It requires good foot work more than anything. I found it harder than Chihuahua Power.
By Jimbo
Apr 26, 2015

Chains have been added for a clean lower to the ground, no more rope grinder.

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