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Funny Bone 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Dave Evans, Steve West 3/78
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Submitted By: David Evans on Jan 1, 2002

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Jolene making the mantle move near the top.

Description 

This quality route is almost all on good gray varnish. Interesting moves past thin cracks lead to a ledgy area 1/2 way up. More interesting and steeper moves up thin cracks in a flared slot lead top a ledge just below the top. Either continue up a funky thin crack (5.8/9), the chimney just right (5.9) or walk off left.

Protection 

Standard rack to 2".


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Neat moves up thin cracks in varnish, watch out for the just slightly loose "ear" hold. Pull gently!
Neat moves up thin cracks in varnish, watch out fo...
The ledge 1/2 way up.
The ledge 1/2 way up.
Funny Bone (May 2013)
BETA PHOTO: Funny Bone (May 2013)

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By Graham Roff
Feb 27, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A pretty fun route with interesting moves on solid rails and flakes. Pretty mellow for 5.8, I would say not harder than 5.7 at most.There is a bolted anchor on top.
By Joseph Lee
Oct 14, 2005

This is a great route with lots of fun and different moves.
By C Miller
Administrator
Apr 23, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun climbing with some interesting moves on mostly good rock, but the creaky jugs down low require some care.
By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Apr 21, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun climbing and a great route for a leader at that level. 5.7 gym climbing that's protectable the whole way if you need it.
By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
Jun 19, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I had the chance to second this route. I think this was a darn impressive lead. IMO, I think a 5.7 gym climber might be in over their head on this one. This was a good route, not a top 60 as shared by a certain guidebook. The bummer for me was the rap station... I felt it to be awkward (although given they are so rare in Josh, I'll take it). A Metolius PAS wasn't the best with the anchor, would suggest a cordalette instead. Overall, a good one.
By Vitaliy
Oct 4, 2011
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Excellent route, great warmup for the 5.10s next to it. Lots of foot holds that are not obvious at first but once discovered they make it very easy and a solid lead.
By Josh Cameron
May 8, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Not a move over 5.7 on this, but my partner would say not a move over 5.6. The start is steep with tricky pro, but there are great hands and feet. A fun route, but nothing to write home about.
By Vitaliy
Aug 15, 2013
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c