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Funky Dung 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: John Long and Kevin Worrall, December 1974
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Submitted By: E. Ramos on Dec 4, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: "Funky Dung".
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Description 

This route starts just left of Overseer and goes up and left at the roof. After the roof you go straight up the crack to the top to set up an anchor.You can protect the crux at the roof by sticking a #4 way up in the crack. We removed the cam after pulling the crux to reduce rope drag.The pro is good on this climb, but everything sounds hollow. Nothing broke for us and I am a 200lb climber, so it is probably pretty solid.I gave it a star because I thought the crux was fun, bouldery and committing.Rap off right at the same rap anchors you use for White Lightning.

Protection 

Gear up to Camalot #4. The #4 is what protects the crux with a long sling.


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By Bo Johnston
Mar 7, 2005
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I remember this to be a fun route to try when finished with Overseer. Just leave an anchor atop Overseer and lead up Funky Dung and then head off to the rap anchors to the right. The rock quality wasn't really all that bad and the move around the lip is fun.
By Dr. Evil
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 18, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a fun climb - I'm suprised that it doesn't get climbed more or more stars. Although a #4 camalot protects the crux, it doesn't involve any offwidth moves. Try not to belly flop through the crux.
By Joe Keyser
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Sep 9, 2006

Although a short climb that smells a bit funky, this climb has some fun moves. I think it easily deserves 2 starts for the area. I didn't find a #4 camalot necessary at the crux, a #3 fits.
By Jonathan Bent
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 29, 2007

Rock quality is kind of sketchy at the slightly overhanging arrete. Very hollow-sounding, and not great for pro placement. The piece I pulled out there could be removed by hanging on the large flake it was placed under--i.e. it bends away from the wall easily. Yikes...
By Isaac T.
From: Rockville, MD
Feb 1, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

that sketchy flake is still there, I banged on it and the whole thing shifted someone needs to go out there and knock that thing off before it kills someone(I would have done it but there was a large party on Overseer so I just avoided it at all cost), super sketchy!
By Bill Flaherty
From: Evergreen, CO
Mar 23, 2009

Another great line to hit on this incredible piece of rock. Be sure to do Prepackaged too.
By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
May 15, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Dare I say... I enjoyed this route MORE than White Lightning? Both are fun routes, but I really enjoyed the variety in this route. I agree that a #4 protects very well. Also suggest a healthy supply of 24"s. Have fun on this route!