|The South Slabs
BETA PHOTO: Funkativity ascends the groove above the black arr...
This enjoyable, though runout, slab line ascends a fairly rockin' groove on the right aspect of the upper tier of Greyrock's South Slabs. Crisp granite edges and the occasional smear provide purchase through the route's early crux, and the grade eases as one exits the groove to the lower angle slab above. Continue face climbing to a gear belay at the right edge of the large, leaning, right-facing dihedral at the top of the wall. From here, wander off the face to the climber's left to a descent gully, or continue up the wall to the Greyrock's summit.
Funkativity is located on the upper tier of Greyrock's South Slabs, and begins on the upper end of the belay ledge in/immediately behind a sizable evergreen shrub. The route climbs a fairly obvious groove left of a dark water streak that lies about 25 feet up the wall.
With reference to the topo in the 2010 Cross/Leubben/Scott guidebook to Poudre Canyon, Funativity lies about 10 feet right of Shadow Dance, a 5.7 slab climb that ascends the right-most line of bolts on the slab.
A few small pieces are all that would fit in various pods and a couple small cracks to protect this line. Bring a light standard rack to #2 or #3 to cover anchor-building at the top of the pitch; alternately, it would be easy to belay from the anchors that serve the bolted lines to the left of this route.
|By Aaron Martinuzzi|
Feb 5, 2010
I climbed this line thinking it was Grey Rat Rocksickle, but, as The Dude said, new shit has come to light, man, and this climb isn't listed in the recent Poudre Canyon routes guidebook. It's easy, and a natural line, so I won't claim a first ascent, but I feel like it deserved a name.