Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love
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This is a nice, little, sport climb just right of Velvet Elvis, Hammer of Thor, & Sunbreeze on East Ironing Board. Often limited season due to raptor nesting.
Find a right-angling line of 8 bolts up a cobbled face. Thin and balancy crux for 10b at the 3rd bolt. Fairly sustained. Harder than 1st pitch of Velvet Elvis, 10b.
Rap 70 feet.
8 bolts, 1 bolt anchor [apparently not updated], cord on chockstone. Per Mark Roth: this route and Sunbreeze have only single bolt anchors. You can go to the anchor for Velvet Elvis via Que Rasca and rappel, but the second rappel bolts are showing some rust.
Great rest after the first clip.
|Comments on Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love
|By George Bell|
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 2, 2002
....I passed over the top of this route (on Que Rasca) and the single bolt had been supplemented by a stopper in a crack. However, when I did "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love" (over 5 years ago) there was only this single bolt, and when you weighted it, the bolt moved noticably. I moved over to two bolts at the top of Sunbreeze to rap.
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2003
The route is kinda fun, worthy of a star or two. The crux is down low and is balancy after a section of "man-handled" jugs, it feel weird, but fun. 5.10b grade is right on. Better than Hammer of Thor, and less cobble climbing than some of the rest. Also stays in the shade longer in the AM.
The top anchor has been fixed up a little with some webbing knots in the crack to the left. No need for a second bolt now. Keep an eye on this for wear though.
Borderline 2-star route....
|By Jay Eggleston|
Sep 17, 2007
Fun route, climbed it today and replaced the sun-bleached webbing at the anchor with some new stuff.
|By Aaron Martinuzzi|
Sep 27, 2009
Added some tat to the mess this afternoon. Currently the anchor (what's good) is a purple sling on a chockstone linked to the bolt with a blue sling. There are a couple biners up there that look like toys, so I put a quicklink on the bolt and rapped off that (backed up with the slung chockstone).
|By Mark Roth|
Sep 23, 2010
We added some new cord to the chockstone today, but seriously?!? Why doesn't this have a proper anchor??? Such a fun climb, but needs a little work.... Seems like the first bolt might fall out soon too... (the clipping hold is also falling off).