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Rite of Passage 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Neal Strickland, Dave Lutes, 1992
Season: any
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Sep 29, 2006

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One of many great lines at Funkrock

Description 

Can you say perfect jams? This route has them for sure. The route is the right crack on the stunning pillar. It is immediately right of Cruising Lane. The first half is great hand jams behind a right facing flake. The upper middle section is wider, but casual to a rest. The final section is weird, poorly protected and most often sandy. Nice warm up for the climbing partner who kept you up snoring the night before.

Location 

Funk Rock City, right of Cruising Lane

Protection 

Hand sized gear mostly, with a fist sized piece or two and some TCUs and tri-cams up high.


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Rock Climbing Photo: The top of Rite of Passage
The top of Rite of Passage
Rock Climbing Photo: Otey fishes in a #3 camalot before climbing out of...
Otey fishes in a #3 camalot before climbing out of...
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By Matt Glue
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 17, 2010

Finger-sized Aliens/Mastercams help with the finish.
By Dommelhiemer
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From: Anchorage
Nov 22, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

This was at least as hard as cruising lane. Goofy up high... fun climb.
By Joe Virtanen
From: Asheville, NC
Apr 21, 2014

Nice, sustained jamming on great rock.

Route is certainly not PG13, so don't let the MP rating deter you.
By BrandonC
From: Cincinnati, OH
Apr 6, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This climb is definitely not PG13. Not even close. You have to really look for the gear at the top, but it's all there, if you have the gear. (ie. Aliens, C3's, totems) Good warmup for the other cracks.
By Savvy Buik
From: Chicago, IL
Oct 10, 2016

The hand crack is sustained and fun if you know how to jam. It may be hard for anyone who isn't so comfortable with jamming and decides to lieback. The top was a little tricky and sandy, but it was a fun dihedral with okay gear placement. Definitely not PG13, though!