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This route is located in the Gray's Branch Region at Left Flank

Mr. Bungle


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Face Up to That Crack 5.8- (Mixed) ***

First Ascent: Kevin Pogue, Elisa Weinman Pogue in 1992
Length: 70ft
Bolts/Gear: 8/ (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Move right to the next bolted line. This route begins at about the middle of the buttress. Take a medium sized piece of gear to protect the runout or just run it out.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
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Comments

1
Don McGlone said on January 16th, 2003
Lead trad a couple of years ago.
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vic said on October 21st, 2003
Stay calm on the run out, or place a piece. A lovely route to use your head (and feet)
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jlu said on November 23rd, 2003
nice high route for beginning lead climbing
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pianomahnn said on June 15th, 2004
I don't like this route. I had to use, gasp, technique. . .or something.
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dyno_heaven said on November 29th, 2004
great warmup
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anticlmber said on December 24th, 2004
try climbing from the second bolt to the crack w/o hands. great footwork training
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EverythignElse said on March 14th, 2005
pretty ruff when its cold and dark, but fun
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K-Dawg said on September 29th, 2005
Good climb. One high step at the beginning (for me) but the rest was fine.
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Captain Bad Beta said on October 3rd, 2005
This was a pretty straight forward 5.8. I brought up a small cam as there was a pretty good runout up high. It also has a hand crack you can test out near the top.
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dancingkornelius said on October 12th, 2005
a fun climb. the run out is cool.
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DuppyC said on November 22nd, 2005
a fun climb, the run out IS cool
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Overcammed said on November 28th, 2005
This is a nice route. Great view from the top - be sure to check it out.
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ElectricDisciple said on February 9th, 2006
I was able to climb this route on February 7, 2006. I noticed that the rap rings at the top were well worn and probably in need of replacing. Otherwise the climb was a great one and a good intro to lead climbing!
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soccerfast007 said on November 16th, 2006
I second the good intro to lead climbs, runout can be spooky (groundfall :( ). nice crack, balancy beginning, but fun with good scenery from the anchors.
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dbarless said on May 21st, 2007
Bring a BD #1 and #2, the 1 for the start of the crack, the 2 for the top, or just run the thing out. Nice and balancy after the crack, good route to learn some slab technique on. A fun climb for sure.
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Anonymous said on July 14th, 2007
Great classic climb, good route to learn to lead on, bring a cam to throw in the crack or just keep moving if you want, but if you fall out of the crack - no fun. One of my favorites, because of different styles and great view at the top.
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tunedvwgti said on October 5th, 2007
Great route and I found it a bit challenging! I can climb 5.9 handily and this crimfest wasn't easy for me! I think I should have stayed left of the bolts...well...then again, I KNOW I should should have stayed left of the bolts and I didn't. Lots of fun and pretty, with a HUGE runout in the middle that I had a really hard time protecting with tri-cams and curved hexs, so I just ran it out... FUN!
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tunedvwgti said on October 5th, 2007
Great route and I found it a bit challenging! I can climb 5.9 handily and this crimfest wasn't easy for me! I think I should have stayed left of the bolts...well...then again, I KNOW I should should have stayed left of the bolts and I didn't. Lots of fun and pretty, with a HUGE runout in the middle that I had a really hard time protecting with tri-cams and curved hexs, so I just ran it out... FUN!
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Meringue said on March 6th, 2008
Fun, beautiful view. Nice slab work with a fun crack. You'll be hard-pressed to fall at the "run out" between the crack and the ledge. Relaxing climb
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B.J. said on April 9th, 2008
The runout isn't as bad as it looks. The majority of it is pulling up and standing on the ledge. The tricky part, the part where you're most likely to fall, is at the beginning of the crack before you've really run it out any.
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keegan540 said on April 23rd, 2008
Cool route, just run it out up top
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uberwhipper said on June 10th, 2008
This climb was cool because of the runout and the crack. As I was going up the crack the guy climbing to my left must have clipped twice though. I was about to mantel the ledge and he asked my if I knew how far above my last bolt I was. I hadn't really noticed till then, but it gave me a bit of a rush. If you keep your head though, there isn't much chance of a fall
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andrew.reed said on September 23rd, 2008
first lead ever
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45percent said on January 16th, 2009
Found this route mostly dry in December after a snowstorm.
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Ascentionist said on January 20th, 2009
That would really have to depend on the relative humidty and temperature at the crag. Kentucky usually gets wet snow because of the higher temps.
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kman154 said on February 9th, 2009
I like the crack.
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1 wheel drive said on March 12th, 2009
I agree with B.J. Once I got my hands in the crack I felt much better. It was fun to actually have to focus on the feet and use hands for balance. This was way tougher for me than Mr. Bungle, though.
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Buzz said on September 3rd, 2009
Great route. Good for the beginning trad leader to test a cam or two.
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eldridpw said on October 27th, 2009
the run out is alittle scary, bring a cam for sure
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gheib said on May 10th, 2010
Very balance based route at the bottom, but super fun slabby climb. The top eases out quit a bit and make the rest of the route super chill.
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AdamDugan said on July 29th, 2013
I was on this route today and the rings at the anchors looked pretty worn out.
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climb2core said on July 29th, 2013
Quick links are $2.50 at the Rockhouse. Help out, unfortunately we don't have an anchor fairy. Well, Blake and Dustin come pretty close.
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dustonian said on July 30th, 2013
First batch sold out quick! New bunch coming this week.
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turbo2000gt said on July 3rd, 2017
fun little route! Good foot placement practice.