ApproachAt base of Big Rock, following along to the right of center, which is where "The Trough" is located, the path along the base of the rock begins to ascend and get bushy with POISON OAK, the start of "Puppy Dog" will be 2 routes to the right of a sporty slab; exactly where the rock face begins to undulate and display dark patches of scale-like rock.
Route DescriptionA totally fun sporty route with interestingly formed rock texture. The first bolt is approx 10' off the deck; very chunky hand and foot holds make this simple with pleasant moves. Transitting past the second bolt is the crux with thin feet and basically no hand holds but good friction; once clipped to second bolt, you can cruise and enjoy through the 3rd bolt and onward to anchor.
Anchor chains are available on the wall after 3rd easy bolt. Rappel from here or continue upward to top of rock for an unevent easy pitch. Setting up a toprope for nearby routes at first anchor is a good option.
Gear Required7 quick draws
cordalette and locking 'biner for belay anchor
one rope for rappel from 1st belay
two ropes or two rappels from summit
Iguana not necessary, but certainly entertaining.