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Funktion, The 

The Funktion 

Hueco: V4- Font: 6B R

   
Type:  Boulder, 25'
Consensus:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
FA: John Bachar
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Submitted By: Drewsky on Apr 26, 2012

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Description 

This warrants an actual description because it is a great old school problem! I recall starting with a hand on one crimp and making a (crux) dynamic move to establish on another. Maybe there is another way to start the problem on the large rail out left? I'm not sure. A few big, fun lockoff moves lead past a rail and on to better holds further and further above a rather dicey landing. I don't remember the topout being too perplexing, but it does involve a little slab at the very top. 'B1-' is probably a more appropriate grade, of course.

Location 

As per the Function boulder, this problem is on its south (or southeast?) face (not the one with a rivet ladder). I think there must be an easy downclimb on the back part because I don't recall any shenanigans.

Protection 

A few pads would be nice but falling from the top is probably not a good idea anyway.


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By RTM
Apr 27, 2012

A beatiful OTD problem. The first couple of moves are reachy. I believe the concensus rating has been .11+ (v3) since the dawn of time.
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Apr 27, 2012
rating: V2 5+ R

Maybe even easier than that RTM... could be like 10C? There used to be a pile of cheat stones that would let you lean over and grab the first holds from the starting boulder. Maybe the size of those had something to do with the grade. Great problem and with the height and commitment it always kept the fluff off.
By RTM
Apr 27, 2012

damn that Josh .10c, its brutal!

Jump across to adjacent boulder and downclimb to get down.
By Drewsky
Jul 2, 2012

I wonder if that rating had to do with the quasi-jump to the starting crimps? I dunno. I don't remember where I got that rating so I dropped it a grade. Beyond the start, the problem is certainly more like .11a or something close to that.