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Soft Cell 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Mike Paul, Malcom Best, Charles Cole, 1980's
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2005

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Steep slab climbing on quality tan-colored rock with fair to good protection makes this well protected for Joshua Tree standards, but it's not a sport climb.

The fun moves, easy approach and lack of traffic make this a climb to seek out when in the vicinity. Three stars out of five.


This route takes a direct line up the center of the east face of Hunk Rock and lies about 50' left of a prominent left-facing corner (Death of a Decade).


5 bolts, anchors (all 3/8")

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By Bo Johnston
May 13, 2004

Great route, I may simply not be good enough. I tried to lead this and got stuck at between the 2nd and 3rd bolt. Very thin and painful moves to get through.Great rings to rap off at the top for whatever route you gain to the top. Death of a Decade 5.10a to the right is a super route. Hunkloads to Hermosa to its left is missing the second bolt and after inspecting the wall on rappel I could not find a hole or any evidence that it was ever there. Too bad because the route seems nice.
By Murf
Mar 14, 2005
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

First bolt and maybe 1 to 2 seems 'PG', granted the climbing isn't at grade, but you'd hate to fall. No single move on the route seemed .10+, but there was a lot of climbing on the pitch, height dependant crux. 3 of 5 *'s.
By Tradiban
Jan 15, 2017

Good JT slab but def reachy.

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