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Puppy Ride 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Peter Henley, Rob Robinson, 1985
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Dec 10, 2006

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Henry on Puppy Ride


Puppy Ride is a very aesthetic route, following a long dihedral on beautiful orange rock. An exciting bouldery start, followed by nice hand jams and abundant protection, make this an excellent climb.

Starting under a low roof with juggy holds, pull the roof and into a left-facing corner. Continue up this long corner to the top.


Starts 20' right of Fly With the Falcon; shares start with The Heaven of Animals.


Medium gear (cams, tricams). Bolted anchors.

Photos of Puppy Ride Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim on lead.
Tim on lead.
Rock Climbing Photo: S Matz at base of Puppy Ride - Nov 2005
BETA PHOTO: S Matz at base of Puppy Ride - Nov 2005
Rock Climbing Photo: S Matz bouldering the first moves - Nov 2005
BETA PHOTO: S Matz bouldering the first moves - Nov 2005
Rock Climbing Photo:
Rock Climbing Photo:
Rock Climbing Photo: bad pic...good climb
bad pic...good climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Jesse working the start
Jesse working the start

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By tenesmus
Dec 10, 2006

nice warmup for fly with the falcon.
By Rob Dillon
Dec 15, 2006

...except that it's a 1-move wonder with the crux off the ground. If you find yourself pumped after this one, save the Falcon for another day.

'The Heaven of Animals' is the finger crack on the left wall, starting 30 or 40 feet up, and given .11a. Maybe this was the warmup you were thinking of; it definitely gives the forearms a good flush. Fun headwall at the top too.
By ccollins
Dec 28, 2014

For the 5.8 leader, this is a really nice longer climb, at least for Twall. Gear is great and the climbing is straight forward. The first move is a little hard but protects fine. Classic in my book.
By Brad Stewart
From: Aspen
Dec 31, 2014

The top section of the climb was wet. Overall this is a fun climb with an interesting start.
By eli poss
From: Durango, Co
Jan 14, 2016
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Don't be intimidated by the 5.9 grade. If you've lead Passages, you're certainly ready for puppy ride. If worst comes to worse, it's easy to place a piece from the ground and pull on it to A0 the short crux.

Don't bother bringing a #4, there's smaller gear before and after the wide pod. If you're feeling adventurous, leave the doubles, hexes, and #3 on the ground.
By Jeff Wilges
From: Bellingham, WA
Nov 28, 2016

The start is pretty fun. This route has a fairly consistently-sized #2 section around the middle with relatively easy climbing where you can gain decent stances and walk a single #2 for around 7-8 meters.

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