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Too Many Puppies 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Porter Jarrard, Chris Snyder, 1992
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Submitted By: Jeff Welch on Dec 4, 2006

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Description 

The aesthetically stunning arete just to the right of To Defy the Laws of Tradition. Begin standing on the large flat boulder and step across to a bouldery start. The route is interesting the entire way, requiring many thoughtful moves with the crux just before the anchors. Superb route.

Location 

From where the approach trail meets the base of the cliff, walk left. Too Many Puppies is the obvious orange colored arete just left of a large corner and just right of To Defy the Laws of Tradition.

Protection 

6 bolts to anchors


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Rock Climbing Photo: Canadian climber Benjamin Z on Left Flank.
Canadian climber Benjamin Z on Left Flank.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Too Many Puppies
Climber on Too Many Puppies
Rock Climbing Photo: Geoff on Too Many Puppies, Fall 2006
Geoff on Too Many Puppies, Fall 2006
Rock Climbing Photo: Too Many Puppies
Too Many Puppies
Rock Climbing Photo: Mid-route.  Photo by, Ara Finlayson
Mid-route. Photo by, Ara Finlayson
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom working Too Many Puppies (5.12a)
Tom working Too Many Puppies (5.12a)

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By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Nov 15, 2007
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Really classic route, several spots for mild hand jammy rests if you can find them
By Brendan N
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov 1, 2011

make sure to stick-clip the first bolt, there is a loose hold getting there that could ruin your day
By BrianWS
Jan 31, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Way fun. A nice break from the steep jugginess that defines the area.
By jsustrich
Oct 4, 2016
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Last route of the trip but felt super hard for me! Pretty beta intensive up top though, so that may have been my problem.
By billysimek
From: Boston, MA
Nov 1, 2016

Was on this last weekend and worked straight up the arete the entire way to the chains, but saw some other climbers move right just below the last bolt to holds on the adjacent overhang and continue back left to the chains from there. Does anyone know what the intended direction was by the FA?
By Jack Sparrow
From: denver, co
Dec 11, 2016

The 8a.nu approved beta is as follows good left hand side pull on face, high slopey right foot ,right hand hits an intermediate shit crimp then big stand up move into a huge underclings in the roof that connects to the other wall. Porter said so himself, jk. You can go straight up on the arête as well. My understanding is they are around the same difficulty, but if your short going straight up might be the only way. Awesome route with crazy rock on it.

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