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Sparky Goes Crack Climbing

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Funk Rock City

Trad Wagon

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Manic Impression 5.10a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Dave Lutes, Neal Strickland in 1992
Length: 90ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the first bolted line encountered on the face right of Sparky Goes Crack Climbing.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS: Clifty Wilderness Area

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Submitted by: Dman
Date: Feb 3rd, 2009

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Don McGlone said on January 16th, 2003
Lead trad a couple of years ago.
Party Boy said on April 15th, 2003
Gear is good after ~30 ft mark.
diggum said on April 18th, 2005
Very fun. It's all footwork on this one.
Ascentionist said on October 13th, 2005
There should be more routes like this one, but longer.
Josephine said on May 21st, 2007
a good beginner 10 lead. lots of fun, plenty of rests, and not scary. if you're nervous about the first bolt being high, bring a REALLY long stick clip
Rollo said on July 27th, 2008
Lots of wasp nests in the good pocket holds during the runout made this an even more interesting climb. It seems the insects are taking over this crag because of the shut down due to fire recently..... and they are hungry for human BLOOD!
Dman said on January 4th, 2009
nice 10 with alil crux at the top was wet and slimey when i climbed
kharvey said on March 9th, 2009
I think the ratings of this route and funkadelic should be swapped. Very fun route!! I wish there were more like this at the gorge as well!
vooshniva said on March 26th, 2009
fun slab route
gripster said on October 21st, 2009
this route climbed much better than I thought it would.
Jeff said on May 20th, 2010
New glue ins today. Did not get the anchors due to water. Will return to finish.
Jeff said on March 22nd, 2011
Big fat chain anchors.
Anonymous said on November 8th, 2011
Although this wall does get a lot of sun, 2 days after some rain, there was water actually running down this route. Sucked.
Rooky said on August 18th, 2013
The moves at the top are where its at on this route! Holy crap on a cracker!
Anonymous said on January 25th, 2021
Classic Dave route