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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 6, 2014
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Hey, I actually have some climbing related stuff for a change.

Just asking around if anyone has climbed the Foil. I'm hitting it in a week and a half. My friend had to back off and we want a rematch. I've never climbed it, so yeah, I'm in.

The route entry here just has a few comments, so I thought I would inquire. The rappel sounds crappy and the walkoff sounds kind of cool really. What are your thoughts?

We will upload new beta pictures after our climb.

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By Ben Collett
Aug 6, 2014
It is OK, but not great. Can't say I remember much about the descent, so it probably wasn't horrific. The first part of the route can be a little damp if memory serves.

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 7, 2014
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Thanks, Ben. At this point it's like the Flatirons, once you've done a lot of the classics you want to do the not as classics.

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By Douche
Aug 8, 2014
I thought the descent was better than the climb itself, conditions were not great. Not one of the better routes in RMNP.

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 18, 2014
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
The South Face route was pretty nice and completely dry. We deviated to the last pitch of the Poe Club on the north face at the top, however, which I recommend.

This spire is as good as Zowie for sure. Using the gulleys to the right of the Foil sucks, however. You are obligated to jump back and forth from one to the other to avoid boulder chokes or do rappels. We did two raps. Very lose scree and you have to do a 5.5 pitch just to reach the ridge to access the Gash.

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