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A massive roof with a striking flawless 15' hand crack splitting it make this an unmistakable and unforgettable formation and route. This is More Monkey Than Funky, (5.11b/c), certainly one of the better roof cracks in Joshua Tree or in Southern California.

Getting There 

From the Barker Dam parking area wander west angling towards the base of the long line of rock formations to your north. You will shortly wander into a wash of sorts and after a couple of hundred yards you will see the big roof and the formation as a very obvious detached formation on your right and very close. The More Monkey Than Funky roof is visible from the drive into the Barker Dam parking area.

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More Monkey than Funky   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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More Monkey than Funky 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : More Funky than Monkey Rock
This is a simply spectacular route. A 3rd class slab leads directly to the roof. 15' or slightly more of sinker horizontal hand jamming (assuming average sized men's hands) lead to desperate super tight hands jamming around the lip. Once above the lip a tricky though not terribly difficult move or two and a last thin piece of gear are best dispatched before the pump clock catches up with you! Best led with one rope - clip your first piece or two with slings and don't blow it. At the lip place a ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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My first roof crack, and I love it. [TR send]
My first roof crack, and I love it. [TR send]
More monkey
More monkey
More Funky than Monkey, too easy for Josh Higgins.
More Funky than Monkey, too easy for Josh Higgins.
More Monkey Than Funky Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
More Monkey Than Funky Rock.
Photo by Blitzo.
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Dec 3, 2013

I believe this rock is called More Funky Than Monkey and the route is called More Monkey Than Funky.

By C Miller
Dec 4, 2013

Good catch, the name of the rock is indeed the reverse of the route.

By tanner jones
Mar 14, 2014