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Turds in the Punchbowl 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jul 9, 2007

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The difficult opening sequence of Turds.


Turds in the Punchbowl climbs the tan-colored buttress to the right of Drive By Shooting. Despite its proximity to its neightobr, the rock here is not nearly as good as the stone to the left. There are pockets of excellent limestone, but there is also a good bit of spooky choss.

The line begins with a difficult, thrutchy crux on shattered rock, to get established in the low corner. Easy moves up the steepening corner lead to a nice stance right on the prow. The desparate crux follows, moving over the slight bulge via rounded sidepulls. The juggy horizontal break above is a great relief. Move up easier ledges on brown rock to the poor anchor.


Turds is the next bolted line right of Drive By Shooting. Currently this is the third route right of the bolted dihedral.

From L->R:
Corporate Greed, 5.9, bolted dihedral.
Snipe Hunter, 12c, new route.
Drive By Shooting, 11d.
Turds in the Punchbowl, "12a".


Bolts. Stick clip highly recommended for the difficult start on poor rock. The anchor is two Metolius Rap Hangers. Four screwlinks or two screlinks & some chain would really improve the situation at the top.

Photos of Turds in the Punchbowl Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing up the harder-than-it-looks shallow corn...
Finishing up the harder-than-it-looks shallow corn...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cruxin'.

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By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Aug 10, 2009

I'm told this is 12a. This was the hardest 12a I've done in a long time.
From: chatfield lake ,co
Aug 1, 2011
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Got on this last weekend, I feel it's a one move wonder for a crux, which is technical-funky and a little show stopperish.

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