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Fish-eyed Fool 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Eddie Whittemore - 1992
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Mar 19, 2007

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Description 

An excellent climb on beautiful rock, Fish-eyed Fool follows a nice and intuitive line. The holds are good and the sequence is fun as long as you're thinking ahead. Great rest stances help relieve the pump -- use them!

Starting at a left-facing corner, climb the orange face, trending up and right to anchors.

Location 

Sanford Wall section, at the left end of the wall.

Protection 

5 bolts, bolted anchors.


Photos of Fish-eyed Fool Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Top Rope Flash Age 9
Top Rope Flash Age 9
Rock Climbing Photo: figuring out the game plan to finish the route on ...
figuring out the game plan to finish the route on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: beginning of the route
beginning of the route
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting Started on Fish Eyed Fool 10b Sanford Wall
Getting Started on Fish Eyed Fool 10b Sanford Wall

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By kjdetlor
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 24, 2007

thanks to whomever replaced the 2nd bolt. i lead this the other week when there was just an empty hole where the bolt should have been, and I'm not gonna lie it was a little bit nerving. but i went this last weekend and saw that someone put in a shinny new bolt so no worries. don't pass this route up, its probably the best 10 at foster
By Sumbit
From: My house
Nov 26, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The best route I did at Foster Falls. Very sequential, slightly overhanging but all holds positive. Best bolting job on this wall.
By Andrew R.
From: Fairfax, VA
Dec 21, 2010
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

STOUT! Cool moves. Sequencey. Mid-grade leads dont expect to just blaze this route.
By Demyanek
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 16, 2011
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

One of the best 10s at fosters with some fun, technical moves. From what I can guess, the anchors originally were directly above the last bolt right under the ledge at the top. I think that the anchors were moved at some point about 7-8 feet to the left, making the last section a little bit runout for a new leader - perfectly safe, but with potential for a 25+ft fall clipping the anchors.
By ryanh0504
Oct 6, 2011

this line is soooo good
By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
Administrator
From: Alabama
Dec 29, 2011

Really nice moves sustained.

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