This area is home to some hard sport and trad lines. There's not much easy climbing here, but if 5.12+ trad or sport is your grade, you should check this area out. All of the lines are tall and striking in appearance.
The approach is the same for this area as for the Tan Wall and the Toxic Hueco Area. Follow the ATV trail. After passing the Toxic Hueco Area, continue on the ATV trail until you locate the next path on the right that heads to toward the cliff. This path will put you at the base of Puppy Chow.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Puppy Chow Area:
Winter Harvest 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Bust a Move 5.10d Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Just Another Pretty Face 5.11 Sport, 70 feet
Puppy Chow 5.12c Sport, 100 feet
Fruity Pants (AKA Porter's 12c) 5.12d Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Lavender Days 5.13a Sport, 1 pitch, 90 feet
The Greatest Show On Earth 5.13a Trad, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Mango Tango 5.14a Sport, 1 pitch, 85 feet
Featured Route For Puppy Chow Area
The Greatest Show On Earth 5.13a WV : New River Gorge : ... : Puppy Chow Area
This is one of the prettiest pitches of climbing in the southeast as well as one of the most intimidating looking finger cracks just about anywhere. Start on top of a boulder just down and right of a fixed pin. Climb through a slightly heady but easy opening section up to the base of the roof passing two fixed pins and a gear placement. From a pumpy stance on a slopey jug place several good cams and get your head together for an amazing roof sequence on horizontal finger locks. A few crimps to t...[more] Browse More Classics in WV