Type: Trad, 600 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III
FA: Layton Kor and Kyle Copeland 1988
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Shared By: David Mealey on Jan 20, 2009
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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

The route climbs the obvious right to left facing ramp. Start left of the ramp and climb through the slabs past a drilled pin(20')to ledges that lead back to the right and the base of the ramp.
Follow the ramp to a squeeze around a giant flake(the crux) to the summit. The final move over the lip is very awkward and is easily overcome by pulling on a cam

This is an exciting route with some good exposure and a lot of moderate climbing peppered with some fun moments of groveling. Definitely lives up to it's name

Location

Fun Ramp is located between mile 1 and 2 across the river from the goose island campground. Approach from the boat dock area on the north side(arches side)of the river bridge near Moab. Hike up river for a bit over a mile to the base of the route. This route is actually in Arches National park I believe.

Protection

one set from #.5 to #2 and doubles from #2.5 to #5 You may want a blue big bro for the flake.
The only anchors are at the bottom of the flake pitch.
Walk off heading down river keeping close to the canyon rim. Make your way down some easy slabs then head away from the river for a couple hundred yards. At some point there is a break in the small cliff band that lets you down to the lower level. Follow this down to the river and back to your car.
It is best to take only what you are using on the route to the base so you don't have to go after your pack and shoes later.

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