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Routes in The Punchbowl

Bam S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Corporate Greed S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Drive By Shooting S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Gray Block Left (submitted as Blue Route 2) S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Gray Block Right (submitted as Blue Route 1) S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Let The Honeymoon Begin S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lugie Head S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Momentary Lack of Resin S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mouse S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mouse Almighty S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Punchbown Arch (Right Arch of Cave) S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13
Smoke on the Water S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Snipe Hunter S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sunrise Shuffle S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Super Barnacle S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Turds in the Punchbowl S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Mike Argueso & Peter Noebels, 1998
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Shared By: chris deulen on Sep 14, 2006
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Currently the first route on the left of the overhang, this amazing 11c starts from a sketchy belay, going to a large block that may fall off in 50 years. There is a glued hold just above the first bolt. The 3rd bolt starts the move to the right. A jug seems to magically appear whenever the holds run out. You may find yourself pumped out and epic-ing by the time you get to the somewhat of a downclimb crux near the last two bolts. Gain a good side pull, then jug to the last two convenient open gate anchors with a third bolt between the two with a biner. It's pretty sick to end 30 feet to the right of where you started, getting lowered past your belayer into the air of the huge open Punchbowl.


This is the first route on the left when you enter the area. There was a dead cow directly behind this route on the hill last time we were there (Labor Day '06).


8 bolts, I believe.


Seth Hogan
Frisco, Co
Seth Hogan   Frisco, Co
Pretty awesome route and, I think, a pretty solid onsight. With that said, I down-graded the route to 5.11b personally, because it's basically straightforward power-endurance with no real technical moves. Also, I think we found some remains of the cow, lol. Just some bone. Aug 14, 2013
Nate Adams
Nate Adams  
The route is actually called Smoke on the Water, put up by Mike Argueso & Peter Noebels in 1998. Jan 26, 2008
chris deulen
Castle Rock
chris deulen   Castle Rock
Nate, thanks for the vote! I forgot to include that the name was a suggestion, rather than a firmly established title. I will gladly change it should the FFAist step forward. I hope that cow is gone by the time we return this summer! Apr 5, 2007
Nate Adams
Nate Adams  
Chris - I've been able to contact several first ascentionists for Lime Creek - not much info is available as far as route names, etc. for the Punchbowl. All of the existing lines were there before I set foot in Lime Park. I'd say the statute of limitations for route naming has expired, unless someone out there has beta. I vote for "To Send is Bovine". Mar 5, 2007