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Mist of Funk

This route is located in the Southern Region at Purgatory

Stirrin' the Grits

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Skunk love 5.11b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2006
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Another tough slab line right of Stirrin' the Grits. This one is actually doable for non-slab masters.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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4.52 stars (29 votes)
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5.11b (21 votes)

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pigsteak said on March 12th, 2006
grade probably not 11c (easier I am guessing). vote and let us know.
ray said on March 16th, 2006
Amazing line piggy. Tough crux too! It really made my day. Solid rock and thought provoking moves. I love lines like this.
Yasmeen said on March 16th, 2006
Great find, Pigsteak! I had a blast the entire time-- the crux was well-defined, but every move was unique and enjoyable. Probably the coolest slab I've ever been on.
Sunshine said on March 20th, 2006
I onsighted it yesterday! Super fun and kinda heady. I loved it. I love slabs. There are a couple of places that would not be fun to fall at. When I came down I told Snake that it wasn't 11a nor was it 11d. I would call it 11b. The anchors need chains. Nice job pig man!
pigsteak said on March 20th, 2006
chains will be up by end of month. sorry about forgetting those.
rhunt said on March 24th, 2006
Three stars?
pigsteak said on March 30th, 2006
chains are in. ready to roll.
rhunt said on March 31st, 2006
I usually hate slabs but this one is pretty cool. I didn't have the ballz to lead it but I flashed it on top rope. Bring your mad crazy footwork skillz and maybe a brush. four star route ****
allah said on April 3rd, 2006
this shit was hard down low but alot of fun for a slab
Andrew said on April 21st, 2006
Good route. I almost sent the line ten feet to the left of it on gear. Someone should do it. Its really hard at the start and spicey, but then gets easier with good gear.
Don McGlone said on August 29th, 2006
Excellent route, Piggy!!
JR said on October 1st, 2007
Do the topout for full value, it is awesome. Reminds me of the sport routes that top out at Long Wall.
pawilkes said on March 31st, 2008
i can imagine this route would be a bit easier with the holds chalked up and draws hung. lots of fun, a bit heady.
Rollo said on June 29th, 2008
Fun line.... scary first clip.
pigsteak said on June 29th, 2008
stick clip or gear in the crack
krampus said on April 12th, 2010
really cool rout. This thing is tricky for 11.b.
dustonian said on April 12th, 2010
oh yeah, I did this thing last week too. Very nice route Kipp. It is totally different than everything else in the area and nice to do once your skin is too fried for the steep stuff. Comparable to 10d or 11a on granite.
Foster said on November 16th, 2012
Great line, desperate crux followed by thoughtful movement. I loved Skunk Love!
Sarahbelzile said on October 12th, 2017
Wow, no one has commented on this since 2012? Ha! The opening moves were super fun and interesting, using that awesome flake at the bottom and then this cool sorta offwidth slanting crack up to .... of course, some slopey crimps! Very thought provoking moves for the first few bolts, and then easier climbing for the last half of the route. Zero chalk on it when I climbed it... seems like this thing doesn’t get much traffic or attention. I thought it was fun even though it was indeed heady.
Rx2Climb said on May 2nd, 2021
Phenomenal slab climb. Worth the trip to Purgatory even if you aren't a 5.13 climber.