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Elevation: 7,034 ft
GPS: 39.71141, -107.69251
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Shared By: MJM on Jun 29, 2008 · Updates
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Character Suggest change

All climbs are on the west side of the the canyon. That means a.m. sun with p.m. shade. This has Rifle easy to moderate climbing.

Conditions:
Winter: Cold.
Spring: Seeps but will dry out some with sun.
Summer: Sun until around 1p.m..
Fall: Like Summer, but not as hot.

There is now a Porta-potty at the Feline parking lot. Thank You, City of Rifle!

The Kopers trail runs right through this area and is a very popular hike with tourist and local residents.

  • Keep your belongings away from the wall and off the trail.
  • Keep your pet under control, preferably on a lease. (RMP rule)
  • Yield to hikers on the trail.
  • Abstain from foul language.
  • Pick up all trash.

Thanks!!

Getting There Suggest change

This small packed wall is located between The Potato Wall and The Chud Routes.

Drive into RMP and locate the Kopers / Ice Caves trail near The Wasteland parking lot just past the small bridge on the left and park here OR continue for 0.3 mile to the Middle Ice Caves parking lot on the left at the bend in the road.

There is room for about 8 cars here. Please park head in only.

Access:
There are two access points to this area:

#1 • Middle Ice Caves parking lot.
Find the trail by the tree (looking at Feline) or the trail just to the left of the PARK STRAIGHT IN BETWEEN SIGNS ONLY  SIGN , hike to the stream and walk across the crooked wooden planked bridge.
Hike downstream on the Kopers / Ice Cave trail towards the Potato routes.
Once you are at the sawed off tree (not a massive stump, smaller tree size) on the trail, you are at The Funny Face. Rickles, .7, is the route right at the sawed off tree and Borat is the very first route several feet (right) before Rickles.

#2 • Kopers / Ice caves trail.
Take this well defined trail past the Ice cave routes and arrive at the Potato routes.
The first climb Costello is located about 40 feet past Do the Mashed Potato at the top of the rocky trailed small incline.

The best approach is #1 and routes are listed left to right:

Costello, .10d.
Carlin, .9.
Martin & Lewis, .9-.
Sellers, .9+.
Pryor, .9.
Rickles, .7.
Borat, .11a.
Woody, .11d
Fallon, .9

ENJOY!

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Funny Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 148
Rickles
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 160
Martin & Lewis
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 62
Fallon
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 204
Carlin
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 152
Pryor
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 100
Sellers
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
Rogen
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 112
Costello
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 94
Borat
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 48
Woody
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rickles
 148
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Martin & Lewis
 160
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Fallon
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Carlin
 204
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pryor
 152
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sellers
 100
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rogen
 23
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Costello
 112
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Borat
 94
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Woody
 48
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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