Adventure Punks, 5.10d

5th Pitch- 140’- 5.10d/ This is the crux pitch of Adventure Punks. Start in the off width, leaving your first piece, a bomber #3 C4, at the neck above. Bounce out left and up into more off width. I advise removing your helmet before you start this pitch because of this second off width section. I “chicken winged” and “heal to toe” my way up this section bumping both a C4 #5 and #6 leaving them each at opportune moments. Once you survive this crux section, the off width closes down and gives you a few facial features on the slick dark varnished left wall to continue up the corner via some lay back. As it widens to fingers (.3-.4) the arched roof above starts to grow in size and gives you positive holds as well to maneuver the rest of the route. I placed one point of gear into a bomber crack in the roof itself. The last couple meters let up to the fixed belay (2011).
Adventure Punks, 5.10d, 5 Pitches, Adventure Wall, Pine Creek, Red Rock, NV, June, 2011


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