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Junk in the Trunk 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Adam B on May 27, 2011

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Paula leading Junk In The Trunk, 5.9. On the slabb...

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This route is on the lower left side of the buttress and if you follow the trail from mm 10 you end up at the base. It climbs the second set of bolts on the south slab. Nice views and fun climbing.

From the guidebook: "Begin on the lower left side of the slab near an indentation. This route features some of the thinnest slab climbing on the buttress."


8 bolts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Matt leading Junk.
Matt leading Junk.
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway up.
Midway up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Low on the route.
Low on the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top.
Nearing the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up Junk in the Trunk.
Starting up Junk in the Trunk.

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By Mike Lane
From: Centennial, CO
May 30, 2011

Great job on the route description, really compelling. And informative too. Why did you bother?
By Carl H.
Sep 3, 2011

Good warm-up route for the area.
By BameR
From: golden, co
Oct 24, 2011

A little help with the description.... Instead on going to Devil's Head campgroup and parking area, stay right on Rampart Range Road, drive past the radio tower (on the west side, this is where radio head is), and before the 90 degree right hand switchback, there is a parking area for only 4-6 cars on the east side of the road with a little parking sign (about MM10 on CO 67). Descend the trail to the east into the gully, follow the cairns until you reach the south slab of the buttress, look for a cairn on the slab... descend the stairs and follow the trail to the southeast corner of the buttress just west of an aspen grove. The entire east face is bolted, I believe the guidebook has 24 routes on the east face from 5.9-5.13+. This is why you might want to get a guidebook. Also, from here you have easy access to the Chickenhead Wall, The Jungle, The Headstone, etc.... Very neat place with great views and awesome rock.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 14, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Found it real hard to stay on the bolt line. Some of the stances are really thin, so I crossed back and forth, following the weaknesses in the rock.
By aikibujin
From: Castle Rock, CO
Jun 20, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Balancy, technical slab to a left-leaning crack where you can sink some jams. Not your typical gym 5.9! If you're not used to thin slabs, it may feel harder than 5.9. The bolts near the top feel a bit contrived, they try to force you right when you naturally want to go left.

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