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F.O.A. (F***ed On Arrival) 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Andrew Riley on Dec 18, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: A singular difficult move protects the jug bashing...


One of the best at Jamestown. Starts with vertical/technical climbing with a reachy crux move right off of the ground. The route continues with a couple more pumpy moves to a rest below the roof. The roof itself is pumpfest on jugs. Pull the lip onto the face and you are at the anchors. Don't grab the root.


This route is near the midway point of Jamestown crag. It climbs the overhang immediately right of Strawberry Shortcake.


Hanging Draws

Photos of F.O.A. (F***ed On Arrival) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rest before the pump-fest
Rest before the pump-fest
Rock Climbing Photo: Jake Hall Climbing FOA
Jake Hall Climbing FOA

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By Eric Van Williams
From: Oside,CA
Dec 18, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

FOA is closer to 80" IF you take it to the top. The frist quarter of the climb is more of a face than a Slab. and the FA was done on trad before the bolts were put in!
By Andrew Riley
From: Yangon, Myanmar
Dec 18, 2012

Do you know who the first ascentionist was Eric? Also is the 80 feet you're referring to including the second pitch?
By Eric Van Williams
From: Oside,CA
Dec 18, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

No, I dont have my guidebook but its listed in there(rock climbing arkansas by Cole Fennel. I always climb the money, whole 80ft in one pitch!!!

Also, since the hanging chain/draws were installed FOA feels much more like a 5.11a to me. Its better to clip your own draws, plus chains and hanging draws takes away from the rocks natural beauty!

I think it goes 5.11c trad, 5.11b sportdraws, 5.11a chains.. its sad, it keeps getting chopped down a grade .. lol
By chris magness
Mar 27, 2016

Felt like 11a at most to me, maybe even 10d. One technical sequence to jugs. Grade would be the same placing gear or hanging draws. Having fixed chains definately takes the sting out of the pump factor.

Grades are generaly pretty soft here.. Still, this route is f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c-!

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