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Foolish Behavior 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a PG13 [details]
FA: Marion Hutchinson, Duane Raleigh 1982
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Submitted By: Craig Childre on Dec 15, 2006

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Clay dialed in at the crux

Access is always an issue here. MORE INFO >>>


Climb the crack and exit left to bolt then climb the face.


10 feet to the right of Foolish.


1st placement #1 Link-cam (estimated #1 BD), 2nd placement was a #2 BD, 3rd was a double placement of a #2 BDC3 and #1BDC3 (You can fit in a #.75 BD or possibly a #1 BD down around your waist in the last stance of the crack. 2-quickdraws for the 2 bolts, no anchors.

Safety Issue 

If water is running down the streak to the right of Top Rope Route then most likely, when you turn the lip, it is slopey, and can be seriously slick. Before you know it, you could be burning rubber and sandpapering fingertips all the way down to the top of that hand crack 35' down the wall!

Falling notes: While whipping off this route a few times, escaping relatively unscathed. I found that once the rapid descent started, that skidding my feet trying to keep my hands off the wall seemed to work best to avoid the road rashed tips.

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By Andy Chasteen
From: Oklahoma City, OK
Jan 28, 2008

Probably deserves an R rating for the runout at the top from the last bolt. I've seen a nasty whipper come off the top.
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Sep 14, 2009

I would agree that this route whips like an R, but seeing that the deck is out of play, I gotta stay with PG-13.
By Brent Butcher
Sep 24, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The fall is fun and into nothing, so I probably wouldn't give it a R rating, just PG13.
By Chris Walden
Apr 8, 2015
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13

Whoo buddy! Solid route. After the crack runs out the last bolt would make for a nice fall. Not so sure the deck is out of play taking a whipper from the top? PG13/R. We ultimately bailed on lead and flashed it on TR. Slab section is really crimpy with nice technical moves across the face.
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Apr 8, 2015

My personal experience. I was like 1 or 2 moves from topping this line out and peeled off. I had 10-15 feet to spare. If you got a soft catch or weighed significantly more than your belayer, it might stretch down to the deck. It's the longest fall I've ever taken. Deck or not, it's one hell of a wild ride!
By Herndon
Jan 17, 2016

A great route, probably the best on Upper Mount Scott. It is a little run out. I would say that it is much harder than S Wall at Quartz, a similar climb. Stiff for 5.9, and pro is below your feet. So be solid at the grade, and then it will be a lot of fun.

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