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BETA PHOTO: Climber is on Fowl Play
Fowl Play climbs up the center of the main face. Scramble up a ledge system to gain the start. This climb is steep and long, an excellent lead, and with a crux right at the end. What more could you ask for.
Fowl Play has 2 bolts for anchors and it requires 10 draws for the climb. Rappel with a 60 meter rope and aim for the pedestal.
BETA PHOTO: 1) Mercy Street (beginning is behind pedestal)
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the popular routes
Making my way to the mantle. The wall is slightly...
This is a looong pitch
|By Anonymous Coward|
Jul 21, 2005
Climbed this route for the first time on 07/20/2005 and was witness to some VERY LARGE rockfall. Rock just to the left of the route (near the corner made by the wall and the piece chipped off and tumbled down the gully to the ground. Also a number of smaller pieces were loose and were trapped by gravity from the belay (at the anchors). So please -- protect yourself -- test the rock, wear helmets and be careful!
Other than that -- it's a good route in an easily accessible area. The approach is best NOT downclimbed in the dark. Perhaps a little soft for the grade, but the length makes up for it.
|By Shaun Greene|
May 17, 2006
Very fun route. It is a very long climb (by sport climbing standards) and you will need a 70 meter rope to lower all the way back down to where you're belayer is. A 60 meter will land you on top of the pedestal climbers left of the start. A cool mantle type move at the beginning and some cool thinner moves toward the end. Have Fun!!
|By Tyler King|
From: Salt Lake, UT
Jun 27, 2008
Good long route. The start and end sections are 5.9 moves, the rest is maybe 5.8-ish. These 2 sections and the length are what make this route! Don't bypass the last moves by going left as I did many times before! Can be climbed with a 60m rope with careful lowering and some scrambling by the belayer...
Oct 11, 2009
I did something today I thought I'd never do and rapped off my rope about 8 feet above the steep rock ramp at the bottom of this route. We were using a 60 meter and the ends weren't even. I felt the rope end pass though my hands and didn't have time to do anything but fall. It could have sent me all the way off the cliff but I feel 8 feet into a constriction in the rock which I got wedged in. BE SO CAREFULL if using a 60!! This is a really fun climb even though I almost took the plunge..Knots at the ends of my rope from now on!
From: Boise, ID
Oct 12, 2009
Happy to hear there was a good ending to your story and only taking away from the mishap a lesson to knot the ends of your rope.
|By Michael Buchanan|
Apr 26, 2010
Over 100 ft long! 11 bolts! some sporty runouts, great body positions. Probably the best 5.9 sport route in the canyon. 60 m ropes can be used, but some down scrambling my the leader will be necessary. if TRing it, you will need a 70m rope. Super classic.
May 7, 2010
Great route, hard for a 5.9. I have seen multiple "5.9" climbers get shut down on her. There's a great spot to stop for a break about 2/3 the way up if your pumped out.
From: Sandy, UT
May 16, 2010
Great long route with excellent exposure. Stout 5.9 moves at start and finish. Many great rest spots along the way, so take your time and save some gas for the finish. Rope got hung up on the top of the pinnacle when I pulled my 70 - thanks to the party that helped us free it.
|By Alex Quitiquit|
From: Salt Lake City
May 18, 2011
The fifth bolt is there, even if you don't see it.
Sep 9, 2011
Ran into more bees than would normally be off pollinating some lilac tree.
May 23, 2013
Climbed it with a 60 and had 11" to spare :) I love the exposure on this climb!