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The Funny Face  


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Character 

All climbs are on the west side of the the canyon. That means a.m. sun with p.m. shade. This has Rifle easy to moderate climbing.

Conditions:
Winter: Cold.
Spring: Seeps but will dry out some with sun.
Summer: Sun until around 1p.m..
Fall: Like Summer, but not as hot.

There is now a Porta-potty at the Feline parking lot. Thank You, City of Rifle!

The Kopers trail runs right through this area and is a very popular hike with tourist and local residents.

  • Keep your belongings away from the wall and off the trail.
  • Keep your pet under control, preferably on a lease. (RMP rule)
  • Yield to hikers on the trail.
  • Abstain from foul language.
  • Pick up all trash.

Thanks!!


Getting There 

This small wall is located between The Potato Wall and The Chud Routes.

Drive into RMP and locate the Kopers / Ice Caves trail near The Wasteland parking lot just past the small bridge on the left and park here OR continue for 0.3 mile to the Feline parking lot on the left at the bend in the road.

There is room for about 8 cars here. Please park head in only.

Access:
There are two access points to this area:

#1 Feline parking lot.
Find the trail by the tree (looking at Feline) or the trail just to the left of the PARK STRAIGHT IN BETWEEN SIGNS ONLY SIGN , hike to the stream and walk across the wooden planked bridge.
Hike downstream on the Kopers / Ice Cave trail towards the Potato routes.
Once you are at the sawed off tree on the trail, you are at The Funny Face. Rickles, .7, is the route right at the sawed off tree and Borat is the very first route several feet (right) before Rickles.

#2 Kopers / Ice caves trail.
Take this well defined trail past the Ice cave routes and arrive at the Potato routes.
The first climb Costello is located about 40 feet past Do the Mashed Potato at the top of the rocky trailed small incline.

The best approach is #1 and routes are listed left to right:

Costello, .10d.
Carlin, .9.
Martin & Lewis, .9-.
Sellers, .9+.
Pryor, .9.
Rickles, .7.
Borat, .11a.

ENJOY!

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Funny Face:
Rickles   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Martin & Lewis   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Carlin   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pryor   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Costello   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Borat   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Woody   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Borat at the Funny Face, Rifle Mountain Park.

Borat 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : ... : The Funny Face
This route has great, clean stone on a steep face. Moderate climbing past the first few bolts leads to the difficult climbing in the middle to upper section of the climb with a few rests from from stances left of the bolt line or when stemming. After pulling past the last bolt, one final difficulty is encountered, clipping the anchor. The anchor is just out of reach from the good feet and one or two more moves have to be done to clip the chains. Some may not appreciate the bolt being well below ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Climbers on Sellers (l) and Pryor (r).
Climbers on Sellers (l) and Pryor (r).
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Not sure which route on Funny Face wall this is. T...

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By Mikie Eaton
From: Grand Junction, CO
Nov 26, 2012
I have been to this wall 2 times this past week, and both times basketball-sized boulders came flying down landing 20 feet from us. I would recommend staying away from this wall. Pretty scary stuff!