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Fun City 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Rich Leswing and Pete Benson, 5/82
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Oct 24, 2007
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Lindsay Duca leading the classic corner of "Fun Ci...


As the name implies, this route is uber fun!!

Hug the twin cracks in the right-facing corner, then step up, and into the corner proper. Surmount a high pedestal rock-up move and continue in the sustained and curving layback crack. Clip the chain anchors from a good stance and lower off, or belay your second from the stance so you don't miss out on seeing a moose in the beaver pond off to your right!


About 400 feet to the right of "Mr. Clean" is a wall split by twin cracks in a slight depression.


Bring a variety of gear, including 3 or 4 larger pieces up to a #3.5 or #4 Camalot. Doubles are helpful in the medium sizes.

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Nearing the top of Fun City.
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By Greg Kuchyt
Jul 20, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Doubles in C4 #2 & #3 range can be helpful.

By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Sep 7, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

It's supposed to be "Fun CiTy". I don't see any way of alerting someone to change it! (?).

Superb climb. Top roped it but can definitely see leading it after a few more climbs.

By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Sep 7, 2010


Taken care of. Thanks for catching that.

By Mike McLean
Jun 18, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Doubles in #2 and #3? The person leading it before me had that and put an extra set on my harness (making for triples) telling me I'd use them. To humour her, I kept them and yes, I used them. I'm just getting into the grade, so the types of moves this climb requires aren't familiar too me, so I stiched the thing.

That being said; what a great climb!

By micah richard
Jul 9, 2012

Way good. you can gear the start of the 5.10 crack on the right with smaller gear.Stemming between the two cracks is about the same grade. this is a good strategy to save the big stuff for the sustained upper crack.

By Ryan and Jesse Morse-Brady
Feb 28, 2013

A big piece or 2 was very comforting and strongly recommended.