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Puppy Dog

Puppy Dog

Puppy Dog

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 33.83830°N / 117.171°W

Object Title: Puppy Dog

Route Type: Sport Climbing, Toprope

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: 5.6 (YDS)

Difficulty: EEEE-ZEEE

Number of Pitches: 2

Grade: I

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Deb

Created/Edited: Dec 22, 2006 / May 3, 2007

Object ID: 253905

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At 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 Description

A 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.
A bit of reptilian free solo...
So easy, it can actually be free-soloed!

Gear Required

7 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.
Just about all the gear...
Some of the required gear, you figure it out.


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