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Fallon 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mike Schneiter
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Jun 4, 2016

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Fallon, on the Funny Face at Rifle Mountain Park.

Description 

Climb on gray rock that is featured with "bubbly" calcite formations from a seep that is wet until early summer, clipping one bolt before you are able to gain the sloping ledge that angles across the face. Once positioned on the ledge, make face moves to access the obvious left-facing corner. Where the corner ends, use holds both in the corner and on the arete to climb the final blocky terrain to the anchor.

Location 

On the far right of the Funny Face, this route starts 15 feet to the right of the Borat/Woody start, climbing into an obvious, left-facing corner.

Protection 

6 ClimbTech WaveBolt glue-ins plus an anchor with steel carabiners.


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By DavidCollins
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jun 19, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The corner is fun, but most of the rock on the arête above it appears to be of dubious quality. Some dirty rock at the start too, but this will clean up with time. On the plus side, there isn't any polish yet.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jun 20, 2016

I know the rock at the top looks dubious, but it wouldn't come off with hammer and crowbar. I'll probably reinforce some of it with glue to help ease any fears.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 16, 2017

I changed the start on this to an easier start to the left that also allows it to have a separate start from the new route on the right.
By davedad
From: Carbondale, CO
May 29, 2017

Enjoyed this - feels a bit like a trad corner. What is the new route to the right?
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 30, 2017

Glad you enjoyed it. It could be led on gear, as I did on the FA, but it's Rifle, so bolts it is.

The route to the right is Rogen, 5.10+ or maybe 11-. We have climbed on it a lot, but it needs a little love still and some reinforcing or removal of questionable holds that I haven't been able to remove. I may add it to the database to prevent confusion as I've been seeing people climb it.

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