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Crime & Punishment 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Grant Bryans on May 2, 2006
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Use the same start as Evolution, at the second bolt bust left and climb to the second belay of Durangotang. This route has some heady runout, but it is quality.



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By Max
Jan 27, 2008

Crime and Punishment has been sanitized by the addition of several bolts (by Tim I assume), most recently at the start. It is now another excellent and safe route and not the scare fest it was ten years ago. Have fun!

By Matt Pickren
Jun 13, 2009

I am by no means one who gets kicks out of sandbagging others. But this route is 5.10b. Easier than Durangotang by far.

By Tim Kuss
From: Durango, CO
Apr 13, 2010

The first bolt has become known as the "panty bolt", so named for the panties that were hung on it this winter in an apparent protest of its retro addition.

By the way, it protects the hardest move on the whole route which is either 11a or 10b if you're a sandbagger like Matt...!

By Ben Griffin
From: Durango, CO
Aug 11, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c

Why even go as low as to call it 10b when you could even call it 5.9? I think, I will go with the grade of 11a/10b/5.9-. That seems to be a good grade for the route. Call it whatever you want, but keep it to yourself.

By ozman
From: CO / NM
Aug 21, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

Sandbagging aside; this route is 11-. Durangutan is the one that is sandbagged. It's start should go 10d or 11-. Peace!

By Drew McLean
From: Colorado
Sep 22, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

I would say this felt about 11a at the start. The crux near the top was definitely sequency but not quite as hard. I felt it to be about on par with Durangutan. I guess that means Durangutan is sandbagged at 10c. With "Durang" in the name of the climb, I would certain expect it to be sandbagged.