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Mutiny on the Bounty T 
On The Edge T 
Pilgrims Progress T 
Prow, The T 
Red Sky at Night T 
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Ship Of Fools T 
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Yardarm T 

Fool's Game 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ross Hardwick, Larry and Tim Coats
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jan 31, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Fool's Game


Fool's Game is located on the right side of the Prow area, in the last big right-facing corner. First climb a short pillar with a finger crack in it (shared with Mayflower) and then move straight ahead and climb the right-facing corner. Tough moves if you take the corner straight on. Above, some off-fingers stuff makes for surprisingly interesting climbing to the rim.


Nuts, small to #3 Camalot sized cams.

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By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Jun 8, 2007

Even better than Mayflower!
By meo
May 9, 2008

My first lead at PF. Why because it is probably the least likely crack at the Forks. I am too much a face climber.
It was GREAT!!!!
By Bennett
From: Lafayette CO
Apr 22, 2009

Felt more like 10b to onsite... but an excellent route, very diverse.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
May 16, 2013
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Agree on the above comments and it's definitely a good step harder than Mayflower to OS, but even more fun because of the diversity of movement and coolness of the gear.
By Miguel D
From: Prescott
May 31, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Lead this, TR'd mayflower so I can't evenly compare, but I did feel like this was a little steeper than Mayflower
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