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Adventure Punks - 5.10d

Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
5
single to 5", dbl 6"
550
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

After you ascend the ramps out of the wash in Pine Creek on your way to Challenger, you'll come across a large, north facing wall with some obvious features on the left hand side. Prominent among these is a massive, left-facing corner system with an obvious wide crack at the top. This is Adventure Punks. Start on a ledge about 20' below an obvious flake system. Pitch 1: Climb up a shallow dihedral and traverse right to the flake (5.9R), then follow the flakes until they end, traversing left to belay. 5.10a, 140' Pitch 2: Climb up to the pin above the belay, then follow the corner system up and left somewhat, ending at a fixed belay. 125', 5.10b Pitch 3: Climb the beautiful varnished corner to a fixed belay. 85', 5.10b Pitch 4: Climb up and right, taking advantage of slim pro opportunities, then traverse back left to the finger crack on the face. Follow this to the top, then traverse left, up, and then back right to belay. 100', 5.10b Pitch 4: The business. Ascend the offwidth, passing two pro bolts to a thin section and the final anchor. 100, 5.10d

Descent Options:

Rappel the route with two ropes. (70m will not work)

Submitted by: needrock on 2009-04-20
Views: 603
Route ID: 98675

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2011-06-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Adventure Punks

Good route...not sure super duper classic status or anything, but the approach is one of the more pleasant at Red Rock which adds to its value. I led the crux, the 5th pitch 5.10d off width. A bit more techy than the last off width pitch on the north face of Castleton Tower (Moab), but quite a bit easier than the Feast of Snakes off width or most any off width for that matter in Zion Natoinal Park. The 2nd half of the pitch goes much easier than the first half so relax once you get through that initial wide section (I only used one #6). The third and fourth pitches were real good. The first pitch was a fun one as well. The second pitch was just ok. On the first pitch, I placed a bomber .75 up and left, then downclimbed, traversed right and up the flake. At 48, not into busting a bone by some stupid 5.9 slab mis move. So the "scary" start, can actually be protected if you want. Kudos to Robert F and his partner replacing the final old bolts at the stations the same week I climbed it.

Added: 2011-06-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: vegastradguy on 2009-04-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars outstanding

probably the best 5.10 in the park- and, despite what other poster commented, i didnt think it was that run-out. there were spots where you had to be on your game, but overall, its well protected where it matters. bring two big cams (#6) and one #5 for the last pitch to augment the two pro bolts. outstanding.

Added: 2009-04-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: needrock on 2009-04-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars adventure

bring extra stuff to back-up the rap anchors. great route, didn't do the last pitch because i didn't bring enough large gear. be extremely solid at teh grade and ready to run it out.

Added: 2009-04-01