Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Main Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bastard, The TR 
Bitch, The TR 
Blazing Saddles TR 
Crucifixion TR 
Grungie TR 
Grungie Face TR 
Hipster TR 
In Your Face TR 
Leap of Faith TR 
Lost Religion TR 
Old Dutch Climber's Route TR 
Rappel Crack TR 
RC Direct T,TR 
Rotary TR 
Soul Patch Direct TR 
Spider Balls TR 
Spider Man TR 
Spider Man Direct TR 
Spider Man Indirect TR 
Ten Pins TR 
Unappreciated TR 
Unnamed A TR 
Unnamed B TR 
Vision of Stem TR 
Wing Wang Woof TR 
Yellow Pages TR 
Mountain Project continues to expand with Hiking Project, and we're giving away loads of gear from Arc'Teryx, Superfeet, & Zeal. Check it out!

Grungie Face 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: 
Page Views: 143
Submitted By: truello on Mar 13, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Areas on State Game Lands may face full hunting season closure starting in 2015 - please read and respond MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Starting just left of Grungie, climb the face straight up.

Protection 

Build your own anchor at the top.


Comments on Grungie Face Add Comment
Show which comments
By kenr
3 days ago
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Going straight up the face which is to the left of the Grungie Gully (and to the right of another gully: ? Hipster ?)
is not remotely 5.4

To get something like 5.4, start by climbing up the Grungie gully for about 10 feet, to where there is a wide ledge to the left. Then go up with two more steps on footholds on the ridge along the right side of the Grungie gully. Then go left onto the face and starting from there, climb up the face between the two gullies.
. (Going higher with feet on the right-side ridge before traversing left onto the face makes it easier but misses out on the most interesting face-climbing moves) .
. (Trying to start up the face directly from the wide ledge without stepping on the right ridge is harder than 5.4) .

Left-side Start: More interesting (and a bit harder) is to start by climbing the first 10 feet of the big gully which is about 10 feet to the left of the Grungie gully, then walk across the wide ledge to the Grungie gully, then continue as the previous paragraph. The easier (5.4) way to do this start is surprising, and fun when (if?) figure it out.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Another possibility for a 5.4 pitch nearby (with a completely different top anchor) is to start up the Grungie gully for about 10-15 feet, then bear right into the wide inside corner between the Grungie gully and the Blazing Saddles inside corner. Go higher up that to just under a little roof, then step right into the Blazing Saddles corner and finish up that.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!