Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: J cote, L Poorman
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Shared By: lee hansche on Mar 1, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

This is a very popular route as a first Cathedral climb...It can be very busy on weekends and should be avoided at these times if you don't like crowds (and who does?)....
One of the things that makes Fun House a great beginner route is that the climbing is challenging but well-protected and not too exposed...It has tree cover much of the way and that makes folk feel more comfortable....

Pitch 1: Climb the corner past a pin...Stemming and using really nice holds.... Mantel and climb the next corner section break left slightly to a crack, a tricky move puts you on a very brief slab and on to a very nice ledge where you belay from trees....

Pitch two: From the ledge, easy climbing will put you on another nice ledge.... Climb the short corner to a few cracks, climb the cracks ranging from fingers to wide hands to yet another ledge....
Continue up cracks until you can break right to a ledge and belay at a cluster of trees....

From here, choose your way to the tree ledge...The normal finish from here is Upper Refuse (5.5) or you could do any number of other great routes at harder grades than 5.7....

Location

On the lower, left slab to the right of the obvious arch of Three Birches (5.8).... Scramble up (40ft) to a ledge at the base of the right-facing corner that marks the first pitch of Fun House.... Be careful if you don't rope up, there are a few ways to get up there and you don't want to fall from any of them....

Protection

Normal rack to #3 cam.... Long slings are useful for slinging trees....

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