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Naked Lunch 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Aaron Miller & Amy Jordan
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Aaron Miller on Mar 17, 2007

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Gabriela nearing the top of the route.


This is a long, aesthetic route. The upper section follows an arete with airy exposure, and the crux is the VERY last move! Note: the anchors are only visible after completing the last few moves; look left.


20 feet right of Post Moderate.


15 bolts to chain anchors.
Two 50m ropes or a single 80m rope required for descent.

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Rock Climbing Photo: George figures out the moves on Naked Lunch on a f...
George figures out the moves on Naked Lunch on a f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gabriela on Naked Lunch.
Gabriela on Naked Lunch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Hundhausen rockin' up Naked Lunch
Jason Hundhausen rockin' up Naked Lunch

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By Chuck McQuade
From: Golden, CO
Apr 16, 2007

Makes for some good vertical gain, when combined with its neighbors (Post Moderate, and Grape Ape). The rock is pretty solid, and will only get better with more traffic. There is some loose/dirty stuff in the middle of the climb tred lightly. The final move to the anchor is nice. Don't let down your guard to early.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Dec 2, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

A fine route! This one rivals it's neighbor, Post Moderate.
Slightly more difficult and definitely as enjoyable as PM. Thanks Amy and Aaron. 15 bolts protect the climbing to chain anchors.

Note the length--two ropes required to get down. However, with a 70m rope (with a knot tied in the ends), you can lower/rap to the first bolt just above the initial small pillar and do the easy down climb from the top of the small pillar. Just be careful.
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Dec 3, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Excellent route! Only slightly more difficult than Post Moderate and sustained for most of the way, this was certainly one of the highlights of the day. Can't wait to get back on it!
By Dave Wachter
Nov 10, 2015

Awesome route. A classic at the grade.
We used a brand spanking new 70m rope (Sterling 9.8mm) and when we lowered the first climber (about 60kg) she ended up stranded at the first bolt above the pillar even with the belayer standing atop the pillar - exactly as per Jason's comment above. Not a hard or scary down climb from there, but just to be extra safe we chose to lower her to the ground by tying a second rope to the first and using an extra gri gri to bypass the knot.
After one person toproped the climb and another led it our rope was long enough for lowering (both climber and belayer on top of the pillar).

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