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Too Much Fun 

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

Type:  Sport, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kevin Pogue, 1987
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Submitted By: John Bradford on Apr 1, 2005

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Just finishing the opening sequence.


Long and fun, with an exciting opening sequence. Best to belay from the top, and there is a good ledge. Two ropes to rappell off. This route is in the first big turn off along the path along the base of the wall. Enjoy!


13 bolts to chain anchors


When you approach via the Flaming Rock trailhead, it dumps you out at the southwest corner of Bumblie Rock. Too Much Fun is on the right side of the west face in a nice little clearing.

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Myself rapping down Too Much Fun.
Myself rapping down Too Much Fun.
Dalon working the upper slab section where its possible to skip a bolt if you wish or don't have enough draws?
Dalon working the upper slab section where its pos...
Brian in the lower steep section of this PERFECT route, MUST DO!!
Brian in the lower steep section of this PERFECT r...
had to stop by and climb this one after hearing nothing but good things...
had to stop by and climb this one after hearing no...
look close and you will see the rope.
look close and you will see the rope.
Bro Dalon leading TOO MUCH FUN, and yes it is!!
Bro Dalon leading TOO MUCH FUN, and yes it is!!
Overview of route.
Overview of route.
Already past the reachy crux at the bottom of Too Much Fun.
Already past the reachy crux at the bottom of Too ...
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By Jake Richens
From: Sl, ut
Oct 11, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Radical climb that starts on smooth rock and changes to classic city patina. I would recomend this climb to anyone willing to give it a go.

By philfell
From: Olympic Valley, CA
Oct 11, 2005

Bring many draws or skip bolts on the easy sections. I think there are 15 or more bolts. Bring two ropes to get back to the ground.

Sweet climb that looks way harder than it is.

By Anonymous Coward
Oct 11, 2005

Talked to Kevin Pogue...the FAist of this route...his feeling was that if you are shorter than 6's 5.9 at the start. Over 6 foot...5.8, and the rest...well helll, THAT"S JUST FUN!!

By flynn
Apr 17, 2006

Amen to the height-dependent difficulty comment. I'm 5' 5" on a tall day, and the sequence between the first and second bolts sure felt like 5.9 to me! But that's nothing new, and besides, Lynn Hill, Joe Brown and Don Whillans wouldn't give any of us shorties any sympathy. This is still a fantastic climb that lives up to its name.

By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 17, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

One of the best 5.8 climbs on earth IMHO!!! Take a whole bunch of draws and possibly borrow your climbing buddies to make all the clips. Start is kinda tough for shorter folks!

By Jared Hargrave
From: Salt Lake City, UT.
Aug 16, 2006

My favorite climb at COR so far. I thought it was a very consistent 5.8 from bottom to top, with the first move to the second bolt being the hardest move on the climb. Bring plenty of draws! I brought 16 quickdraws and ran out, having to skip 2 bolts near the top. Luckily the final moves are easy. Great view from the top!

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Dec 2, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Not to be missed... The start felt hard maybe 5.8+, but I am 6'3" so it may be harder for shorter people...

By don vincent
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 17, 2007

Climbed this route in August 2007. Requires 18 quick draws plus another two for the anchor.

By kyber
From: Portland
Sep 15, 2008

just to note: you can rap directly off the other side to chomping at the bit (transformers corridor) and then use those anchors to get down if you dont wanna carry two ropes up...

By Mattcbh
Oct 3, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This was lots of fun. I beleive it is more like 17 or 18 bolts, unless you want to skipp some. I did skip the first one and still ran out of quickdraws near the top. Had a couple binners to protect though, because I'm a pansy.

By Fink
From: Jackson, WY & Bozeman, MT
Mar 28, 2010
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c

Hmm...what is the opposite of an R rating? G doesn't begin to describe...

By Ken Gibby
From: Saratoga Springs, UT
Jun 14, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Maybe because it was cold and rainy it felt harder than the 5.8 rating. It certainly seemed at least as difficult as Private Idaho. Anyway, it's 18 bolts, not the 15 it states in the guidebook. Super fun, though. All the bolts are at least 8 feet apart so I wouldn't recommend skipping any.

By wasatch-mtn-man
Aug 27, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Loved this route. Long, variable climbing to top. Bottom is indeed a bit harder for shorter climbers. I'm 6'1" and felt I could barely reach some of the holds at the bottom but I loved that section as well as the steeper jug-haul just above the opening sequences. I think the bottom is more like a 5.9. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

By jeffozozo
From: huntsville, utah
Sep 7, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

This is a great climb.

When you pull your rope, stand way over to your left (as you face the route, looking up) and give it a good pull. The wind blew our rope into the cracks to the right and it got stuck.

By hotlum
From: Roseburg, OR
Jul 9, 2011

One of the best .8's ANYWHERE. A must do for climbers of all abilities .8 and up.

From: Alpine, Utah
Jan 9, 2013

You can scramble down from this route by heading north along the ridge crest. Some downclimbing at the very end before hooking up with the trail back to the base - should you ever find yourself on top without a rope.

By Trevor.
Sep 4, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This is a really fun long pitch. 18 bolts to chains located on a great belay ledge. I've always used two ropes to get down but someone was telling me that a single 70m gets you to the ledge right off the ground. Don't take my word for it though.

By Jaren Watson
From: Rexburg, Idaho
Sep 5, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

A single 70m rope will definitely not get you down. As of the middle of August this year, someone had left/installed a mid-route heavy-duty quicklink, allowing for two single-rope raps, but keep in mind before leaving the ground there's a chance that link will not be there.

By idahomike
Oct 19, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Not much to say about this one that hasn't already been said. This is a fun, straightforward, and tall climb. It's very well protected so even a newbie leader will enjoy this route. The first 10-15 feet are a little weird and out of character compared to the rest of the route, but after that it's a cruiser!

By Lindsey Robinson
From: Ogden, UT
May 19, 2014

Guess I should have read the comments (not the description) about the real # of bolts... I ended up skipping 3 bolts because I was short on QDs and it was no problem, but just plan accordingly so you don't end up short or down-climbing to retrieve draws (like I saw another group do).

By Rob Stinogle
Jul 8, 2014

18 bolts to an amazing ledge with chains. Take in the view! I trailed a rope up with me, then tied both ropes together to rap down.