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Routes in 64th Birthday Area on SE face of Punk Rock

Baby Bear T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Mama Bear S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Papa Bear TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Smokin' Or What? T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: Tom Beck
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Shared By: Thomas Beck on Sep 7, 2013
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Baby Bear is the rightmost route at the 64th Birthday area and begins by climbing a thin flake to it's end, then stepping out and climbing the friction face to another cam or tricam placement in a knob inclusion and then 2 more bolts to the chains


South end of East face of Punk Rock.
Same area as Mama Bear but 30 ft. to the right beginning on an easy move up a thin flake which steepens and gets thinner. Best to lower with a 70m if the belayer is standing back.


Single set of small cams from Blue Metolius to orange Metolius; 5 Quick draws and 4 long slings.
A yellow Metolius or equivalent tricam fits in the knob inclusion. You need a set of brass tapered nuts or RP's. I used a #2 RP set sideways at the apex of the thin crack.


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Had the opportunity to climb all three of these routes during our recent trip. Took the counter-clockwise approach around the front-side of Punk Dome past "The Cobbler" and "Erin's Climb". The kids had fun top-roping each of the three climbs. Only plugged in one micro cam in the left facing seam at bottom of Baby Bear, the rest of it was pretty much friction to the top. We continued counter-clockwise around the backside to get back to parking lot, one section of talus was a little rough on the kids but fun nonetheless.
Jul 19, 2014