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Hips Don't Lie (aka Punch Drunk) 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Mike Moore
Season: year round
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Submitted By: mike moore on Dec 23, 2007

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Climb up nice edges and sloping huecoes to a right trending seam/crack. Pull over a small lip (crux) and climb varnish crimps to chains.


The route between Nightmare on Crude Street and The Heavy Hitter.


6 bolts and chain anchors.

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By mike moore
From: las vegas, nv
Dec 23, 2007

I bolted this around the same time as the other two routes I put up in the corridor. Jerry named it "Punch Drunk" in the new guide for some reason. I originally rated this 11a, not the route to the right (which I rated 10c). I guess people have stated that the line now seems a bit harder due to a few broken holds. I hope it is enjoyable and people that climb on it have fun, regardless of the grade. Thanks!
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 27, 2009
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

mike- the exit up top is tough, way harder than other .11a's in the corridor, i finally got it today after several attempts.

i'm betting it'll get harder over time, though, as the key foot for the sequence up top is soft and may not survive very many sends.
By Gracson Andrews
May 21, 2010

Does this route have a permanent biner on the 3rd bolt or is that another route? Thanks.
By Sol Cantwell
May 29, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

There are two cruxes pulling over two lips, the first one is 11a ish the second one gets a bit harder as you have to pull on some crimps to top out. Super fun holds at the bottom.
By senorquill
Jan 10, 2014

Does anybody have a photo of the crux on this route
By Matt Hoffmann
From: Squamish
Nov 24, 2014
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Incredibly fun route. Interesting movement with great crux moves and a high step move that feels very committing (despite the bolt being right under you). Would recommend.

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