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Routes in Hunk Rock - East Face

Breath of Death T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Death of a Decade T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Heat Wave T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Hunkloads To Hermosa T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hunky Dory T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Soft Cell T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Bob Gaines & Penny Fogel, February 1988
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Shared By: Bo Johnston on Feb 5, 2003
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route starts on the east face of Hunk Rock and turns the left corner to finish up the unprotected south face. A serious fall could occur here after running it out past the first and only bolt on the route. If you're solid at the grade, there should be no problem as the bolt is placed at the crux of the route. The rock quality begins to degrade as you near the summit.

Protection

Bring a selection of cams to make a belay at the top and 1 full length QD for the 1 bolt on the route.

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DJ Reyes
Northern Nevada
  5.9 X
DJ Reyes   Northern Nevada
  5.9 X
This does not deserve an "R" rating, but should have an "X" rating instead. Like Chris said, once you pass the bolt you might as well untie. What's worse is that the rock above gets WAY bad. Minus two stars. Apr 7, 2008
C Miller   CA  
Well-protected at the crux, as noted, but after that you might as well untie as you are basically soloing. With a single bolt that serves more as a route marker this one would have better left as a TR or the benefit of a few more bolts IMO. Zero stars out of five. Feb 7, 2005