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The Fun House  

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Submitted By: Kurt Swanson on Jan 13, 2012
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Slabby, but often thin for the harder stuff.


A gentleman by the name of Steve Montesanto bolted 4 of this series of 6 beautiful slab climbs, ranging from 5.6 to 5.10. Well bolted and well protected, with an easy approach. Great place for warming up for the more difficult Larry Land crag, or to bring beginners.


Getting There 

Park in a wide spot in the road before you get to the Bridge. This spot is adjacent to a chained off road that goes toward the dam. A 60 second approach through the trees to the east of the parking bridge.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Fun House:
Special K   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 50'   
Krusty the Clown   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Circus Tricks   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
unknown (minimally bolted 5.8+?)   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
unknown 5.10   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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unknown 5.10 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : The Fun House
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By mike carville
Feb 23, 2013
Steve has done a really great job developing this wall. Jeff Bostrum, Mike Carville, Josh Horniak added 2 fun routes (left and right of vertical gash) left side of the Fun House: Crusty the Clown .6 (bolts/45 ft) and Circus Tricks .7 (bolts/70 ft).
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By mike carville
May 14, 2013
Ripple Effect and Predator above are at The Cove and not Fun House.
By Justin Johnsen
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 17, 2014
We found 6 routes at the Fun House, each with 4 to 7 bolts, left to right:
Krusty the Clown. 5.6? (wet that morning)
Circus Tricks. 5.7?
A fun technical route. 5.9-5.10a?
A somewhat easier route. 5.7-5.8?
A sparingly bolted route.5.7-5.8?
An unknown route.
All could be safely toproped and rappelled with a 60 meter rope, though some got close to the ends.
By mike carville
May 19, 2014
steve - ya gotta name your routes.
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