The Foil Rock Climbing
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For additional information about raptor closures, please visit the Rocky Mountain National Parks area closures website.
General NPS climbing regulations for RMNP posted here.
The Foil is a quality spire slightly dwarfed by its huge neighbor to the left, The [Saber]. The rock quality of The Foil can at times be less than superior. However, there are super cool pitches here and there, and The Foil also holds one of the best and narrowest summits in the park - standing room only!
Descent - rap off the back of the summit spire with one 50 or 60m rope into a notch. Then do a easy pitch to the ridge behind The Foil. From there follow the descent gully to the east.
Per akanatokiek: as of 8/21: rap 1 & 2 bolts are very close to original slung block locations. Rappel 2 & 3 require two 60m ropes.
Rap 1 (85 feet): start behind the summit block, and rappel north to the shoulder. The bolts are just below the shoulder on the East face.
Rap 2 (190 feet): rappel down and slightly left to the edge of the long, sloping ledge. The bolts are on the (climber's) left edge of the ledge system.
Rap 3 (150 feet): continue down and left. You can either drop off next to the base of Poc Club or continue down the talus gully to the end of your rope (watch for loose rocks when pulling through the gully!).
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