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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, 70 ft
FA: unknown, 1977
Page Views: 80 total, 1/month
Shared By: Roger Linfield on Jun 20, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is an interesting steep face route near the middle of the east face of Hunk Rock. The moves are much more of a mental challenge than a physical one. This climb receives early morning sun.


Middle of the east face of Hunk Rock.


2 bolts (3/8")


There was only two bolts on this route, they were where they needed to be. It was a tad runout to start on easy moves, there is a flake you can plug some gear in but I wouldn't trust a fall on it, bolted at the crux which felt much harder than a 5.9, another bolt and then runout to the top. Easy construction of anchors with mid-sized gear under a boulder at the top. Nov 12, 2016
Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
The crux is very height dependent. I'm 5'8" with a positive ape index and the off-balance reach felt like a 5.10 move to me. For someone shorter it would be even harder. Mar 2, 2010