Ship of Fools is located in the middle of the right side (east-facing) side of The Prow. A boulder problem up steep rock deposits you into a shallow left-facing corner above. Follow this up to the rim via easier climbing.
|By Kole DeCou|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 23, 2007
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
The start of this route seems to keep getting harder. I'd now consider the boulder problem to be at least 5.10.
|By Larry Coats|
Oct 28, 2007
A safety trick for the start that was revealed to me quite late, after scaring myself getting off the ground many times- a #3 Friend (or probably a blue Camalot) fits in a VERY inobvious slot under the left side of the overhang (rotate the cam 180 degrees to check that you have the right placement). It truly is solid, and provides excellent pro for the start.
From: Lakewood Colorado
Nov 19, 2007
Wasn't impressed, felt like 5.8ish
May 13, 2009
Was just there this last weekend and a good chunk of the #3 camalot (or 3 Friend) placement Larry Coats references had fallen off! So now, there's a 2 lobe #3 placement protecting the crux sidepull move(which has also gotten smaller but not much, if any, harder according to friends that did the route).
From: Boulder, CO
May 29, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Starting this climb and geting off the ground definatly felt like the crux of this fun climb. Lieback with both hands on big hold with small polished feet to jug for the right hand and into the finger crack higher up on the left. Definatly kinda scary and unprotected about 6 feet off the deck. The rest of the climb was a cruiser and fun. I'd call it 5.10.
|By Greg DeMatteo|
From: W. Lebanon, NH
Apr 13, 2010
Bret is correct about the 2 lobe #3 camalot placement. The beginning of this route is a funky boulder problem now (moreso than before) and you'll want a good spot.