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Fool's Game 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI 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

Description 

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.


Protection 

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: pdx
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+ 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.