Type: Trad, 120 ft (36 m)
FA: Jim McCarthy, John Rupley, FFA John Stannard (1967)
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Shared By: andrew kulmatiski on Feb 25, 2009
Admins: RJ B, Morgan Patterson

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Access Issue: Tree Preservation and Rappelling Details
Access Issue: While public climbing is still legally and enforceably prohibited at Sky Top, you may climb LEGALLY at Sky Top as a guided client, since 2007. Details


Foops is certainly one of the top five classics of the Gunks. This route is not named after the fraternal order of paramedics as commonly thought, but rather by John Salathe's Swiss-accent version of 'oops'.

The route climbs the obvious splitter roof about 200' left of the crevice through which the Lemon Squeeze trail passes. This is no low-profile climb: be prepared for the cops to descend on you in a helicopter and abscond with your rack... but it's worth it!

The climbing is pretty easy up to the roof, then pull through the fantastic 6'? roof. I believe I recall placing Aliens to small Camalots in the roof crack. Pull through to a nice hold above the lip and gain a well-deserved stance above the lip. Now get outta there!


No big stuff needed - #1 Camalot max as I recall.