Type: Sport
FA: Mark Van Horn, 1999
Page Views: 1,266 total · 5/month
Shared By: Old Fart aka Dave Bohn on Jan 20, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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I've always looked at this slab when warming up on "Porkfist" and was delighted when I saw the bolts on it a couple of years back. I jumped on it after a quick warmup, without knowing it's name or rating. The photo calls this "Porkus Procurement," but that route actually starts just a foot or two from Porkfist. The dotted line on the photo is the slab I'm talking about, roughly 20' left of Porkfist-Porkus-Lumina. Start up a very sandy, vegetated low-angle slab to gain the first bolt. (If not for this run out and dirty start, I would have given this a 3 star rating.) Follow a line of bolts up an increasingly steep slab using the arete on the right at the start but moving back towards the center for the crux bulging headwall on slightly "Prickly" holds. I felt the bolt placements on this route were the most thoughtful of any Shelf route I've been on. Hats off to the bolter whoever it was (I was told maybe Van Horn?)!

ADMIN NOTE: This description was previously listed under the title "Stink Finger", but after examining the comments, the descriptions & climbing Stink Finger, it's apparent that the route described here is the route listed in the 2005 Sharp End Guidebook as "Punjabi". If anyone else has a different opinion, please add a comment! - Monomaniac, 6 Jun 2009


8-10 quickdraws plus anchors.