The Punchbowl Rock Climbing
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The White River National Forest proposes to establish a 5-year regulation, known as a “Special Order,” that would restrict human occupancy surrounding a peregrine falcon nest site during the nesting period in Lime Creek Canyon, Eagle County, Aspen-Sopris Ranger District, potentially from May 15 to July 31 each year based on observed nesting activity.
The proposed Special Order extends a short-term restriction set forth from June to August 1, 2020 after monitoring showed the nest to be active for the fourth year from 2016-2020, and within the past two years in close proximity to popular climbing routes. The cliffs of Lime Creek Canyon are unique and have the specific resources needed for local peregrine falcons to nest, lay eggs, and rear their young. During this life stage, adults and young peregrine falcons can be disturbed by close human presence.
It is our intent to protect the area surrounding the nest site using science-based peregrine falcon information and monitoring. As possible, the restriction may allow for climbing and other human presence where this does not interfere with local peregrine falcons to nest, lay eggs, and rear their young. As possible, the area to be restricted would immediately surrounding the nest site and adjusted in location if the birds shift their nest site during the 5-year restriction period. The proposed Special Order would be lifted annually on or before August 1, depending on the status of the nest and the peregrine falcons present, and the Special Order b>would remain in effect until rescinded or until August 1, 2025, whichever event occurs first.
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You may comment on this proposal by replying to Phil Nyland, Wildlife Biologist at (970) 404-3156, email@example.com or Jennifer Schuller, Deputy District Ranger at (970) 404-3163, Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide comments by May 24, 2021.
More information regarding the proposal, its rationale, and how to provide your comments is available by contacting the Forest Service.
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Thank you for your interest in the management of your public lands.
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White River National Forest,
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There are now more than 10 routes at the cave and to the right, from 5.9 to 5.hard.
Left of the cave, in the trees, are some 10/11s, and some harder routes further left (perhaps a dozen or so routes). Not much is known about these lines yet, except that Luke Laeser and Co. put in a handful, and the rock looks really good, for the most part.
There are a handful of quality lines here. Right of the Punchbowl are a number of routes. Corporate Greed is a short, fun 5.9, ****. I've heard tell Spiked Punch (12c, ****) is a classic, I think Drive by Shooting (11d/12a, ****) is definitely a worthy route. Turds in the Punchbowl (12a, **) is worth getting on for the stiff crux up high. Several (relatively) new routes can be found by following the trail around the corner to the right of Turds.
Smoke on the Water (11c, ****) starts on the left side of the cave and is super fun, with a finish that arcs right over the top of the cave.
There are a two bolted lines on the right arch of the cave that look really hard. According to the 2008 Guidebook from Wolverine Publishing, these are 13c & 13d.
A. Smoke on the Water, 11, 1p, 40', bolts.
B. Super Barnacle, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. Punchbown Arch (Right Arch of Cave), 13+? PG-13?, 1p, 90', bolts.
D. Unknown, 13+?, 1p, bolts
E. Momentary Lack of Resin?, 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
F. Spiked Punch, 12, 1p.
G. Lugie Head, 12, 1p, 60', bolts.
H. Corporate Greed, 9-, 1p, 35', bolts.
I. Snipe Hunter, 12c?, 1p, bolts.
J. Drive by Shooting, 11+, 1p, bolts.
K. Turds in the Punchbowl, 12-, 1p, 70', bolts.
L. Gray Block Left (submitted as Blue Route 2), 11+, 1p, 30', bolts.
M. Gray Block Right (submitted as Blue Route 1), 11, 1p, 30', bolts.
N. Bam, 10, 1p, 30', bolts.
O. Let The Honeymoon Begin, 10, 1p, 65', bolts.
P. Sunrise Shuffle, 7, 1p, 75', bolts.
Q. Mouse, 8, 1p, 45', bolts.
above Q. Mouse Almighty, 11-, 1p, 45', bolts.
R. Imperfunction, 11-, 1p, 100', bolts.
S. Spider Evictor, 11-, 1p, 80', bolts.
More routes to the right.
Editorial note: there appears to be only 2 "vertical" routes between the cave & "Corporate Greed;, though this lists 3. I am not sure what the deal is with that.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Punchbowl
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