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Protection From the Virus 
Punkin Puss & Mushmouse aka Bow of the Titanic 
Right of Interface 
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Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) 
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Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

Type: Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Peter Hubbel and Deaun Schovajsa, bolted - Dan Hare & Moe Hershoff
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Our interpretation is that you climb up the face to the roof at which point you swing out onto the arete and reach way up (crux) for a good hold. Finish by coming back toward the center of the face.


Set up an anchor that reduces the pendulum potential as much as possible. You'll need some #2 Friends, a #1 Friend, stoppers, or the like plus some 5 foot slings and runners for equalization. ;-) It looks like someone has drilled holes for bolts, but hasn't put them in yet.

Eds. there are now 4 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor. You could use a finger-sized cam. The right anchor has now been fixed.


To the right of the climber in the photo to the right is the route.

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Josh Campbell stands triumphant above the roof.
Josh Campbell stands triumphant above the roof.
4. New River Gorge Homesick Blues, 9+. <br />5. The Virus, 12-. <br />6. Thick Crust, 7. <br />7. Unnamed Face, 10+. <br />8. Big Dihedral, 8. <br />9. Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines, 8. <br />10. Protection from the Virus, 10.
BETA PHOTO: 4. New River Gorge Homesick Blues, 9+.
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By Sam Benedict
From: Denver, CO
Sep 18, 2006

If this is the route just right of the Big Dihedral, and I think it is, then I have some news. The route has been bolted, badly, not only should this be a trad route, but one of anchor bolts is in very bad shape. It's totally loose. I don't know too much about bolts, but I would assume that the nut should not be adjustable by girly fingers. I started tightening it, but that only made the bolt come out further, and I'm guessing that is a bad thing. Somebody who knows what they are doing should come fix this so as to prevent injury and/or death.

By J mac
Jan 9, 2010

The anchor bolt has been fixed.

By Don Morris
From: Denver, CO
Oct 30, 2010
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

The route is right of the dihedral, and has a name, Top Rope Face (11c), Hubbel, Peter and Schovajsa, Deaun, Classic Rock Climbs No. 17 Golden Cliffs, Colorado, 1997. The bolts are solid now, and placed well for a decent sport climb.