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Routes in Patagonia Pile - East Face

Dangerous Curves TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jugline T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
No Shirt Needed T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Ship of Fools T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wet T-Shirt Night T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Walt Shipley, Dave Bengston, Mike Paul & Steve Gerberding
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Shared By: Gargano on Feb 14, 2014
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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.


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Great route .Seemed hard for the grade. Feb 11, 2015

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