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Fun Factory 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Louie Anderson (2011)
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Submitted By: tinyonion on Feb 6, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: bolt locations

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Climbs up on natural and manufactured holds up the right facing ramp/crack system. Lots of different fun movements make this climb the best at the quarry for the grade. The crux lies a little bit after the 5th bolt where it joins up with the climb to the right. To clean it top rope the other end up and un-clip as you go.

Anchors are shared with the 5.9 to the right so you can setup a toprope for that climb via this route.


Starts on the slab section in the rust colored area to the far left of the main wall. Follows the obvious line up to the anchors.


7 bolts to a two bolt anchor with rappel rings.

Photos of Fun Factory Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Clean picture of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: Clean picture of the climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Easy enough start right up the rusted color line.
Easy enough start right up the rusted color line.

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By andiran
Feb 20, 2012

Some of the flakes to the left that you'd want to undercling between the first and second bolts are loose. I should have marked them. A brush would be helpful--still kind of dirty (due to being newer and/or recent rainfall).
By tinyonion
Feb 21, 2012

I went lower with my feet in the seam near the bottom of the beta picture and my hands near the bolt line. It's a pretty solid way to do it but not as secure as going up with the underclings I would imagine. There is also a glued in bridge between the third and fourth bolt that should probably not be stepped on.
By C Miller
Mar 18, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A bit scrappy but it does climb the easiest path through some interesting terrain. Worth doing at least once to marvel at the rock engineering.
By Phil Esra
Dec 21, 2013

More fun than Industrial Bliss or Worker Bee. Really surprisingly fun for the grade. Great sunny warm-up.
By Countzen
From: Santa Monica, CA
Dec 5, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

chossy. Seriously, had my GF lead this, since its a 5.7 as a warm up, and we were both pulling rocks off and tossing it down hill following the bolt line.
By angry imp
From: fontana,ca
Jan 12, 2016

Some holds seem to be glued on. I didn't really like this route for two reasons. 1st, the holds felt fragile, someday some belayer is gonna get a rock on their head and someone is gonna take a nice lil whipper. 2nd, the wrap station is awkwardly placed on the lip of a rock over hanging the route. Is a little bit of a reach if you're short. It also seems fragile, it's just not a good placement.

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