North America, United States, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Woke Up Punk

Publication Year: 2004.

Woke Up Punk. Zack Smith and I climbed a new 10-pitch route in the Black Canyon in the fall. Our route is located in the SOB Gully, in the area between Debutante’s Ball and Casual Route. The first three pitches were climbed by Scott Hollander and me in the spring. Woke Up Punk (5.12- PG/R) connects features up the middle of this strip of rock. No bolts were placed, but a pin was fixed on pitch three and at the belay on pitch four. The climbing was on good rock with unique features. The bouldery crux appeared on pitch four. Good second day route for a strong party. Topo can be found at the North Rim ranger station.

Josh Gross, Moab, UT