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Punked Out Porpoise 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Craig Fry, Dave Evans, Jim Angione, 11/1979
Season: This is a sunny south facing climb
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Submitted By: john durr on Dec 19, 2013

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Description 

Great JT adventure climbing on an obvious line leads to a very nice summit. A handful of 5.8 moves at the start are followed by engaging jug hauling.

A thoughtless person could probably tear most of the holds/route off and leave it all at the base so be careful!

Start at a left slanting thin crack behind a boulder, hand traverse left on jugs to huge hollow plates end on a large ledge and gear belay using 2" cams or sling plates (5.8+ ~70 feet).

Above follow giant steep holds up to a fine thin hands crack leading to the summit and gear belay with 2-3" cams (5.7+ ~70 feet).

Enjoy the view.

Location 

Southwest face of Punk Rock is this obvious line we have all looked up at while heading to Mental Physics.

An arduous boulder scrambling approach directly from the main trail below the rock leads to the climb's start.

Descent is a short exposed 4th class off the northeast corner of the summit block. Fun 3rd class scrambling northwest toward Lenticular Dome will lead you back to the route's start.

Protection 

Standard JT rack to 2" with one 3" cam for the last belay. Small cams for the crux and traverse. There are no fixed anchors on this route, please don't add any.


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By D. Evans
From: Tustin, California
May 1, 2016

The name of this route came from a formation we saw in a cave/chimney on the descent. It was a crazy porpoise sculpture (by the hand of god) and was "punked out."

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