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Fold Out 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Kaufman and Joe Herbst, 1976
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jan 1, 2005

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BETA PHOTO: Looking down the 130' of the first pitch (5.8ish) ...

Description 

This is route "D" in the photo.

This is the prominent crack system running straight up the right side of the Necromancer wall. Can't miss it. Most of this is sort of 5.5 jugs, but there's a fifteen foot section of 5.8 finger crack about 90 feet up that takes you to the anchor. Rap with two ropes. Note: I'd guess this would be a pretty good lead for someone looking to break into the 5.8 range.


Protection 

Standard rack. Small to #3 Camalot or so. Bring a few doubles in the bigger cams if you want to sew it up.



Photos of Fold Out Slideshow Add Photo
Looking up at the start.
Looking up at the start.
Fold Out.
BETA PHOTO: Fold Out.
A close up of the final 20 feet of Fold Out, p1.
BETA PHOTO: A close up of the final 20 feet of Fold Out, p1.
Having a blast on Fold-Out. Mellow climbing, easily protectable. Made me smile. : )
Having a blast on Fold-Out. Mellow climbing, easil...
Annette racing the sun on p2 of Fold Out.
Annette racing the sun on p2 of Fold Out.
Me following Mary up P1 of Fold Out
Me following Mary up P1 of Fold Out
Annette getting ready to follow p1 of Fold Out.
Annette getting ready to follow p1 of Fold Out.
Brandi coming up to the crux of Fold Out!
Brandi coming up to the crux of Fold Out!
Maurice Horn at the base of the finishing crack.
Maurice Horn at the base of the finishing crack.
Brandi following on Fold Out! We had a few big wind gusts, but it was a great climb!
Brandi following on Fold Out! We had a few big win...
Looking for Bighorns across canyon while belaying my boyfriend on a hot summer day.
Looking for Bighorns across canyon while belaying ...
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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 20, 2005

This route is fun!

I thought this wall was in the shade all day, but it actually is in the sun between 1 and 4 PM or so, at least in April.

By Christa Cline
Oct 20, 2005
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

The first 2/3 of the route is rather uninteresting. The crack on the top is nice though, 5.8- move, but short. Rap bolts on the top.

By Bart Fay
Mar 20, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun First Pitch.
Top rope the line to the right. Same start. Easy for 50ft.
Great moves between features on that patina slab to finish.
Probably 5.9. (Maybe still) waiting for a lead, as I told VegasTradGuy at the crag 18Mar07. Go get it.

By ClimbPHX.com
From: Mesa AZ
Mar 24, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbed this - made this into a two pitch climb... Went left on a traverse with sparce placements to the bolt and up to the tree anchor. Go left of the tree anchor to exit the 2nd pitch and not up the unimpressive chimney above...

By Doug Foust
From: Henderson, Nevada
Jun 1, 2009

Only climbed the first pitch, the crack at the top is fun, too bad it's not more sustained.

By loose overhang
Mar 21, 2011

We did this on March 17, 2011 and climbed the second pitch pretty much straight up from the belay after P1. It involved following the standard way until the left end of the small overhang then up the wall above. I found it run-out, but did get a couple of good pieces in. It ends up a short, broken corner.

By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
May 26, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The first pitch is remarkably like the last pitch of Birdland: easy jugs to a finger crack with thin feet. A really fun pitch.

By Joe Cayer
From: Mesa, Az
Jun 1, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbed " Fold Out " on Sat., May 28, 2011. Great climb! The start of the climb was fun with big holds, the last 20 feet... WOW!! Fantastic moves to the anchors!

By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The first pitch goes over some very interesting sandstone rock. Beautiful. Looks almost like coral. I'm sure a fall would NOT be comfortable for a leader on this pitch. However, the climbing is easy for the grade, up to the finger crack, which is probably 5.8. The finger crack at the top of pitch 1 is great fun! Had to rap down from the top of pitch 1 due to the sun going down.

By Jeff Stephens
From: Carbondale, CO
Oct 5, 2011

2nd pitch is well worth doing. Be sure to protect the initial traverse for the follower, but plenty of jugs everywhere. Nothing on this route felt harder than 5.7. A lot easier than Hop Route on the left side of the wall. 2nd pitch is a full 60 meters to good belay location just below the summit boulder.

By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Oct 23, 2011
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

A 70meter cord will get you from the anchors at the top of the first pitch well into the very easy downclimb zone. It got us to the starting ledge about 6ft up.

Good route, super juggy and then a few nice moves to get to the belay. Sm to med nuts at the top crux in the finger crack. Will eat most anything you toss at it for pro.

By Floridaputz
From: Oakland Park, Florida
Apr 9, 2013

Cool finish to this route.

By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Aug 19, 2013

yup, can rap from P1 anchor back down to 6-ft starting ledge with a 70, with about 3 ft to spare. easy scramble up or down on the far right side of that 6-ft starting ledge

By mmacelhi
May 7, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

did P1. agree with other posters that the first 2/3 were easier than a ladder but the top crack was quite pleasant