|Patagonia Pile - East Face
Ship of Fools is a mixed crack and face line on the steep, shady northeast face of Patagonia Pile. The route offers intermittent, but solid protection opportunities. The rock is quality and the movement is fun, varied and challenging.
Begin up the thin crack system. Gain a stance at a sloping horizontal below a bulge. Reach to clip the bolt and move into the crux bulge. Steep laybacking on juggy rock leads to a stance. Follow the hand crack to the top.
Ship of Fools is located approximately 50 feet right of Wet T-Shirt Night. Look for a crack line just left of an overhanging section of light-colored rock. A cool quartz dike marks the base of the route.
Gear to 2". One bolt.
Gear anchor. 1.5"-3.5" for anchor.
Walk off climbers left.