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The Fun House

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
(the milder 8) S 
(the spicier 8) S 
Circus Tricks S 
Dope on a Rope S,TR 
El Sasquatchito S 
Krusty the Clown S 
Pescadero S 
Special K S 
unknown 5.10 S 

The Fun House Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.44184, -120.65722 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kurt Swanson on Jan 13, 2012


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A gentleman by the name of Steve Montesanto bolted 4 of this series of 6 beautiful slab climbs, ranging from 5.6 to 5.10. Well bolted and well protected, with an easy approach. Great place for warming up for the more difficult Larry Land crag, or to bring beginners.


Getting There 

Park in a wide spot in the road before you get to the Bridge. This spot is adjacent to a chained off road that goes toward the dam. A 60 second approach through the trees to the east of the parking bridge.

Climbing Season

For the Bowman Valley area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Fun House

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Fun House:
Krusty the Clown   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Circus Tricks   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
(the spicier 8)   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
El Sasquatchito   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dope on a rope runs right of the black streak thro...

Dope on a Rope 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : The Fun House
More fun house style climbing. Mostly cruzer 5.8 with a couple cruxy puzzles for the grade.NOTE: This should only be a TR for now! I ran outa juice while putting this up. Time for a new battery. I'll get the upper section completed ASAP. I did my best to clean it up but you may wanna bring a brush cuz my brush ran outa juice as well ;-)...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Slabby, but often thin for the harder stuff.
Slabby, but often thin for the harder stuff.

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By mike carville
Feb 23, 2013
Steve has done a really great job developing this wall. Jeff Bostrum, Mike Carville, Josh Horniak added 2 fun routes (left and right of vertical gash) left side of the Fun House: Crusty the Clown .6 (bolts/45 ft) and Circus Tricks .7 (bolts/70 ft).
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun House
Fun House
By mike carville
May 14, 2013
Ripple Effect and Predator above are at The Cove and not Fun House.
By Justin Johnsen
Mar 17, 2014
We found 6 routes at the Fun House, each with 4 to 7 bolts, left to right:
Krusty the Clown. 5.6? (wet that morning)
Circus Tricks. 5.7?
A fun technical route. 5.9-5.10a?
A somewhat easier route. 5.7-5.8?
A sparingly bolted route.5.7-5.8?
An unknown route.
All could be safely toproped and rappelled with a 60 meter rope, though some got close to the ends.
By mike carville
May 19, 2014
steve - ya gotta name your routes.
By Mike Davis Truckee
2 days ago
Rory Davis (on his 10th birthday) and Leo Long (9 and a half) climbed the "vertical gash" in the center of the wall and named it Chubble's Crack (5.8) I didn't have the heart to tell them that their Top Rope ascent doesn't really count as THE first ascent.
By Matt Franklin
2 days ago
Mike Davis I say put Chubble's Crack up on MP and give those boys the FA credit!

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