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GPS: 40.3753, -105.616
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Shared By: paco on Jan 24, 2002
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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!).

Getting There Suggest change

Find your way to Sky Pond and hike up the talus towards the Cathedral Spire group. The Foil is the slender spire to the right (east) of The Sabor. The [Rossiter] topo seemed to be pretty accurate for the South Face route 5.9s, and the new [Gillett] guide lists a new route The Poc Club 5.11+.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Foil

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
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South Face
Trad, Alpine
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
The Poc Club
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Face
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, Alpine
The Poc Club
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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