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.
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 Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
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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