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Routes in Hunk Rock - West Face

Gut Reaction T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mad Hatter, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mad Men, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
On The Air T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Paint and Body T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Rondo Powell, Andy Puhvel & Dave Tucker
Page Views: 436 total, 2/month
Shared By: Bo Johnston on Mar 10, 2003
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This route is visible from the parking lot and easily reached. It receives good sun most of the day and is worth checking out. The route wanders left after the first bolt to the second which is nearly out of view. Once that is clipped, return back to the right and continue up flakes and edges. There is a bit of loose rock on this route and caution should be used. A descent is best done by rapping down "Soft Cell" on the East Face of Hunk Rock.


Four bolts protect the face and a couple of midsized cams are handy for making a belay anchor up top. A full length draw is good for bolt #2 to reduce rope drag.


I put this route up with Andy and (Chongo)Dave Tucker. The second Bolt was the first bolt try it that way.Chongo and me came back and added the first cause it was a little MAD other way.It is a solid
Two stars.wish i had tv show money!? ha!! Jan 31, 2012
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Close to the car, good protection and fun although a little crunchy. The rap anchor shown in previous guidebooks is gone and was relocated above the route Soft Cell. One star out of five.

FA by the infamous Rondo Powell and Andy "streaker" Puhvel who once lost a bet and had to run naked along the Pasadena freeway at rush hour. Feb 7, 2005