Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Bernard Gillett, Paul Bodnar, 2003
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Shared By: Tony B on Jun 1, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Punch Line is a good line that will clean up a little more with traffic.

Climb up the bottom part on trad gear, which may be the crux for face climbers... continue up to a slab, where you step right, clip a bolt for protection, then step back left under the bolt again, and climb up on a powerful section of flake-pinching and small feet. Finish by trying to pull onto the summit slab gracefully, if you can.

Location

From the right-hand (western) edge of the crag, walk East past the Original Route and continue until a large roof appears. At the right edge of the inset formed by this, there is a left-facing corner with a crack, capped by a slab and overhanging flake with 3 bolts, then a bolt-and-chain anchor. This is 'Punch Line.'

Protection

The upper crux is bolted, and the lower crux is trad/crack. Both can be adequately protected with a standard light rack and the existing bolts.

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Ben Burnett
Colorado
  5.10-
Ben Burnett   Colorado
  5.10-
This is a short, fun route. Look for the best feet up top. I didn't find them my first time up and took a pretty good lob. I didn't hit the ledge and that was about the biggest fall you could take. A red Alien could protect the final mantle crux pretty well - I guess I should have taken the time to place it on my first try. Mar 9, 2009
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
  5.10-
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
  5.10-
Place some gear after the bolts. It's worth it not to hit the ledge as the crux moves are not obvious. An OK route. I'd say there are better 10s in the area. Oct 21, 2012
I did this route yesterday. It really kicked my butt. I would definitely advise placing a piece above the second bolt. When you get to the end of that excellent layback flake, there is NOT a ready exit... so be prepared. Apr 13, 2014
Rick Vermeil
Erie, CO
  5.10c
Rick Vermeil   Erie, CO
  5.10c
Sandbag at 10-! Felt more like 10c to me at the crux lieback. Definitely save a small cam for above last bolt. Apr 13, 2015