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Pure Fun 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: C Runyan on Sep 5, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Silhouette climber is at the roof on Pure Fun. The...

Description 

Climb a face up a left-leaning crack, and pass a piton. Head straight up an overhang (slightly runout). Or, escape left and run a second pitch up a chimney (5.6).

Protection 

trad


Photos of Pure Fun Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the roof
Pulling the roof
Rock Climbing Photo: Renee raises the roof on the summit classic Pure F...
Renee raises the roof on the summit classic Pure F...
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading the roof on Pure Fun.
Leading the roof on Pure Fun.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pure Fun
Pure Fun
Rock Climbing Photo: TG starting Pure Fun.
TG starting Pure Fun.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the roof
Pulling the roof
Rock Climbing Photo: Me about halfway up the route.
Me about halfway up the route.

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By K Baumgartner
Aug 18, 2013

This is a full value 5.7

Thin route requires a versatile set of skills from hand/finger jams and roof strength leading to slab finesse. There are two ways to pull the rough--both are equally awkward.

Anchor: At the ledge, build an anchor in the horizontal crack with bigger gear. I used a #1 & #2 camelot and a large hex.
By Stuart Parker
From: Missoula, MT
Mar 16, 2014

This rock is insanely good! It bites so hard your belayer will feel it! I highly suggest starting in the slanting crack down the hill. It's splitter, the same grade and a more direct line. Super fun route!
By Jonathan Trowbridge
From: Richmond, Virginia
Mar 23, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Route was much harder than a 7 in my own opinion but my trad head isn't strong. We couldn't figure out how to pull the roof after a long day of hiking but were able to bail on the horn to the left hand side using a double length sling and carabiner. I'll be back...

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