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Funny Money 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: John Musso, Shannon Defrece
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Submitted By: slim on Apr 19, 2006

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Scramble up onto a small stance and climb up the right side of the obvious flake to an awkward and unprotected, but not difficult mantle. Weave your way up the face, pull a tiny roof and ramble up to a steep crack, start up on jugs, and enjoy clipping the bolt in mid-crux, with ledge fall potential (instead of clipping it from jugs with great feet). Head up right to the anchors.


This route is located on the Cash Wall, which is the small wall just to the left (west) of Cactus Cliff. The route is the second route from the right and can be identified by the large, thick flake at the first 2 bolts.


9 bolts, some in kind of awkward locations.

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By John Musso
From: Pueblo west co
Jun 2, 2006

I don't know how in the world this climb could go from *** in the new Fred Knapp guide to as bad as slim says. But I'm all for constructive criticism except when it comes from a person who doesn't have the guts to use his real name when he or she is criticizing. I'll be the first to admit that Funny Money is not my best work, (I put it up in 1998, so it is not that new) but to say it is the worst in all of Shelf Road is a definite exaggeration.
Why don't you tell us who you are slim so we can critique the climbs that you have put up, if there are any?
John Musso
By Derek Lawrence
From: Bailey
Feb 19, 2007
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Got on this yesterday, and I don't agree with Slim at all. I thought this was a lot of fun! I did not find any of the time-bomb flakes (perhaps they're gone), but I clipped from good pockets or edges. There was 1 flake under the first roof that MIGHT have been iffy, but I pulled pretty hard on it, and it's still there...if you use QDs that are different lengths, you can prevent the carabiner-over-an-edge issue....
Overall, I felt this had good movement, was sustained and well-protected and would definitely recommend it.
Also - the route description should be moved to the Cash Wall now that it has its own section.
By Livia
From: Moose Jaw, SK
Apr 24, 2007

A lot of small pieces came off during my climb and I passed one big (and chalked up) hollow flake. Overall IMHO it isn't as good of quality of rock as the routes to the left (West) of it. Others in my group liked it more than I did.
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
May 15, 2007

I thought this route was superb. I didn't find any "time bomb" flakes, just fun thought provoking moves.
By Ed Schmitt
Mar 12, 2009

I thought this was one of the best 10s at Shelf. There were lots of varied moves, interesting terrain, and it goes to the top of the cliff. It's not to be missed, thanks John for putting it up. Ed Schmitt
By Lauren D. Hollingsworth
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 17, 2009

I'm surprised by the description for this route. As far as the mantle move, stem, step left and push up. I didn't feel aired out much at all for that. I had my belayer yelling "clip!"; however, before I was able to get to the first bolt out right on the face. I didn't find any loose flakes. Maybe these have cleaned off. I did feel that it was a little hard for the grade, maybe I was having an awkward day. The roof at the top was excellent and fun. Clip from a heel-hook on the left and it feels totally secure.
By lucas dietrich
Feb 4, 2015

I just recently climbed this line, and if it was once a sandy, choss pile, then it has definitely cleaned up nicely. I did not encounter any obvious loose blocks and thought the bolting and movement was quite fun. Highly recommended if you find yourself at the Cash Wall looking for a good warm-up.

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