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The Funny Face Rock Climbing 

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Climbers on Sellers (l) and Pryor (r).


All climbs are on the west side of the the canyon. That means a.m. sun with p.m. shade. This has Rifle easy to moderate climbing.

Winter: Cold.
Spring: Seeps but will dry out some with sun.
Summer: Sun until around 1p.m..
Fall: Like Summer, but not as hot.

There is now a Porta-potty at the Feline parking lot. Thank You, City of Rifle!

The Kopers trail runs right through this area and is a very popular hike with tourist and local residents.

  • Keep your belongings away from the wall and off the trail.
  • Keep your pet under control, preferably on a lease. (RMP rule)
  • Yield to hikers on the trail.
  • Abstain from foul language.
  • Pick up all trash.


Getting There 

This small packed wall is located between The Potato Wall and The Chud Routes.

Drive into RMP and locate the Kopers / Ice Caves trail near The Wasteland parking lot just past the small bridge on the left and park here OR continue for 0.3 mile to the Feline parking lot on the left at the bend in the road.

There is room for about 8 cars here. Please park head in only.

There are two access points to this area:

#1 • Feline parking lot.
Find the trail by the tree (looking at Feline) or the trail just to the left of the PARK STRAIGHT IN BETWEEN SIGNS ONLY SIGN , hike to the stream and walk across the wooden planked bridge.
Hike downstream on the Kopers / Ice Cave trail towards the Potato routes.
Once you are at the sawed off tree on the trail, you are at The Funny Face. Rickles, .7, is the route right at the sawed off tree and Borat is the very first route several feet (right) before Rickles.

#2 • Kopers / Ice caves trail.
Take this well defined trail past the Ice cave routes and arrive at the Potato routes.
The first climb Costello is located about 40 feet past Do the Mashed Potato at the top of the rocky trailed small incline.

The best approach is #1 and routes are listed left to right:

Costello, .10d.
Carlin, .9.
Martin & Lewis, .9-.
Sellers, .9+.
Pryor, .9.
Rickles, .7.
Borat, .11a.
Woody, .11d
Fallon, .9


Climbing Season

Weather station 13.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Funny Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Funny Face:
Rickles   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Martin & Lewis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Carlin   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pryor   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Costello   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Woody   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Funny Face
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd ascent.

Costello 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : ... : The Funny Face
A hard start with some stout moves to better holds through clip 4. The climbing eases to a rest ledge. The climb now trends left over a diagonal break at the middle of the route. Go over this break and look at the the upper section from clip 8. Move straight up through this steeper pumpy section on cruxy climbing with good holds and a rest or two and then finish with a final pump to the anchors.This is a well if not over-bolted climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Funny Face from the road.
The Funny Face from the road.

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By Mikie Eaton
From: Grand Junction, CO
Nov 26, 2012
I have been to this wall 2 times this past week, and both times basketball-sized boulders came flying down landing 20 feet from us. I would recommend staying away from this wall. Pretty scary stuff!

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