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Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 40.16789, -105.47848
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Shared By: Joe M on Nov 1, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

Punk Rock is a complete sport and top rope, 30' tall crag located ... between Estes Park and Boulder. The rock is sharp on the hands but very positive. In the summer, it is cooler because of its elevation (around 9000'), and in the winter, well it's cold starting in October. There are climbs from 5.8-5.11 offering fun for all. The descent/access to top rope anchors can befound by heading around back of the crag and bouldering up the crack. All of the routes are fun, but Rip Off Ranger is a blast.

This rock is basically in the center of what can be a pretty crowded, rednecky, off-roadin', gun-shootin' place. By July, sometimes there are fire and gun restrictions which drastically reduces that effect. There are rarely very many climbers here.

A. The 3 Bs, 9+, 1p, 30', bolts.
B. Seething Bitch aka Thieving Bitch, 8, 1p, 30', bolts.
C. Tuition Dollars at Work, 11, 1p, 30', bolts.
D. Short Take aka Poached Earth, 10, 1p, 30', bolts.
E. Blah, Blah, Blah, 11-, 1p, 30', bolts.
F. Five Finger Discount, 9, 1p, 30', bolts.
G. Short Stop aka Diminishing Returns, 10, 1p, 30', bolts.
H. Short Sighted, 6, 1p, 30', gear.
I. Unknown Left of Rip Off Ranger, 8, 1p, 30', bolts.
J. Rip Off Ranger, 9, 1p, 30', bolts.
K. Stock-Still and Stoic, 10, 1p, 30', bolts.

Getting There Suggest change

Follow the directions to the Iron Clads, park your car and walk about 5 feet to the crag.

Iron Clads- just north of the intersection of the Peak to Peak and CO Hwy 7 is Bunce School Road, follow it up to an aspen meadow on the right and two fireroads go up right to the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Punk Rock aka Poacher's Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
Rip Off Ranger
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Stock Still and Stoic
Sport, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Short Take [aka Poached Earth]
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rip Off Ranger
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Stock Still and Stoic
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Short Take [aka Poached Earth]
 22
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
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