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Fitschen's Folly 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X

Type:  Trad, TR, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X [details]
FA: Joe Fitschen 1961
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Submitted By: Mark Roth on Nov 2, 2009

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Thin, sustained, and poorly protected. A good intro to technical face climbing.


The face to the right of Boston. If you are already top-roping in the area, this one is not to be missed.

Scramble down the Uberfall Descent to the left after you're done.


Although this was originally led, this is probably better done as a TR. There is not much protection. Trees and gear and long slings are necessary for a toprope anchor.

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By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
May 15, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X

We set the primary anchor on Boston, then walked over on rapel and slung the small tree directly above the route. Just make sure the sling is as low as you can get it to avoid damaging the tree.

Route is a lot of fun, comparable to the few 5.10 adirondack face climbs I've done. It's probably on grade for what I expect in a gunks 5.8 climb.
By rogerbenton
May 26, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X

TR'd this soaking wet today. Nerve racking!

Really nice face climb though, felt a little easier than the thin stuff on Three doves and Arrow. Totally worth doing after Ken's or Boston.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 25, 2012

Sounds about right. 5.8 at the Gunks and 5.10 everywhere else. Fun little game they play with the ratings.

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