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Spike the Punch 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Rick Shull, Chris Miller 1989
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Apr 16, 2009

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Description 

This is listed as unknown route #591 in the Mayr guide. Start in the right side of the large, shallow cave. Work up a left-facing flake, then transition right into another left-facing flake. Get up high under the roof and work out onto the face. Continue up the steep headwall on delicate aggregate. Finish on the big ramp at chain anchors. Although the roof is the crux, the lower section is quite tricky and physically demanding; the upper section let’s up very little and is sustained. Rappel to descend.

Location 

Right side of the big cave in the center of VD wall.

Protection 

5 bolts, bolted chain anchor


Photos of Spike the Punch Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob on the headwall of Spike the Punch.
Bob on the headwall of Spike the Punch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chad Parker on the crux of Spike The Punch
Chad Parker on the crux of Spike The Punch
Rock Climbing Photo: FA Spike the Punch.
FA Spike the Punch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeffrey Constine painting the new bolts and bolt h...
Jeffrey Constine painting the new bolts and bolt h...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob S finishing the crux.
Bob S finishing the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: afted about 25 years the new bolts being installed...
afted about 25 years the new bolts being installed...

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By Eamon Doyle
From: Sierra Madre, CA
Jan 4, 2012
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

As of 1/3/2012, there were some insecure sandstone flakes between the 3rd and 4th bolt. They were capable of supporting weight vertically, but I recommend being very careful that you not pull out on them. Also, you belayer might consider a helmet.
By Chad Parker
From: Ventura, California
Dec 6, 2015

All new bolts on this route as of today.
By C Miller
Administrator
Dec 7, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Awesome, thanks for the fresh steel.

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