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Ambassadors of Funk

5.10b, Sport, 125 ft (38 m),  Avg: 3.1 from 65 votes
FA: Marty Lewis, Fred Berman, Todd Vogel, 3/92
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Central Gorge > [Redacted]
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details


For lack of a better comparison, this climb is like a long slow jam by Funkadelic, with the funk coming low and deep and keeping the groove all the way to the top.


Central Gorge Negress Wall


11 bolts.

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Leland Howard pulling through the first roof
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Starting the crux section on Ambassadors of Funk
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[Hide Comment] Sick route that goes on forever. Two awesome mini-roof bulges toward the top with good holds. Second bolt is tricky to clip if you are short and a fall onto that ledge could be kinda bad. Can't lower from the top anchors to the ground on a 70m rope - gotta lower to the 1st "anchor" (about 1/3rd of the way up the climb) and rappel from there back to the ground. Climber is out of sight after a few bolts and the river can make it a little hard to hear. Feels slightly run out but way worth it.. highly recommended. Nov 18, 2010
[Hide Comment] Awsome route you can lower to the ground with a 70m rope barley my belayer had to untie the knot and I droped the last 2 feet to the ground. Apr 6, 2013
Evan Riley
San Francisco, CA
[Hide Comment] Linked with Sweet & Sour. A 70 got me to a ledge 8'off the ground. Dec 1, 2013
Joshua Napier
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] Watch the rope drag on the way up. A 70 didnt quite get us all the way down. Nov 19, 2014
Sunny Slopes + Berkeley, CA
[Hide Comment] i thought the crux on this was easier than 'humbly, mumbly, jumbly' - awesome route, well worth doing in one long pitch (i don't think it would be as aesthetic in two pitches). be mindful of rope drag. the two little bulges are easier than they appear from the ground. bolts are a bit farther apart in the middle, but climbing is easier. 80m rope, so no problems getting back to the ground... Nov 22, 2017