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Funky Gunky 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: FFA: Rob Griz
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring-Fall
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Submitted By: Rob Griz on Sep 15, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: 1st bolts marked.


Just right of the main White Cliff slab area are two routes that pass through a large, low roof. Funky follows the right set of bolts. The climb begins left of the large arete with slabby/bulge start with the first bolt at the lip of the roof. Carefully clip the first bolt, crank the roof (cruxy) and follow the line up to the airy second and final roof. Pull this and sit back on the top anchor chains. Be careful of loose rock on the final roof. It has a great start and like a good beer...a great finish, Super "Gunky".


Begin 30' left of huge, overhanging, left-facing corner/arete (The Exfoliator).


6 bolts.

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By Brian Pappas
From: silverthorne CO
Oct 14, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Really fun climb.
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Jun 14, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

My favorite route of the day.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jun 14, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This may be more challenging for short climbers, since the jugs are hard to see above the 1st roof.
By Will Sharp
From: Breck, CO
Jul 10, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Likely the best route on White Cliff. Two fun roof moves separated by easy face climbing. Enjoy.
By andrew w
Jun 16, 2013

Anyone done this climb with a 60m rope?
By Cameron Turner
From: Eagle
Jun 27, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Pulled the first roof with jugs up and right of the first bolt.
By AJ Cohen
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 27, 2017

I found the clip under the second roof to be difficult and exposed, and a fall would NOT be a good time here.... Wished there was a closer bolt before committing to that one. I opted for safety and decided to just finish at the anchors of Czech Cashing, just to the left, instead.

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