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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

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Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Nov 9, 2006

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Leading on foolish

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One of the better climbs on Upper Mount Scott. Climb the stellar hand crack that splits the dihedral. The crack narrows at the top, and then ends about one third of the way up. From here move right and work up the face on small edges. The climbing is pretty positive, but the protection is negligible and deserves the “R” rating. Continue face climbing until you can work back to the left and top out using another thin crack. The crux is the transition between the two cracks. Fun, thoughtful route.


From the ledge at the start of The Sleeper, scramble down and around to the blocks below. Foolish climbs the hand crack in the corner with a dark water streak above it.


Standard rack, small gear at the crux. Anchor off trees.

Photos of Foolish Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: John getting his flex on
John getting his flex on
Rock Climbing Photo: Devin Miley on foolish, Tristan Allen in the foreg...
Devin Miley on foolish, Tristan Allen in the foreg...
Rock Climbing Photo: Placing gear after the crux
Placing gear after the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Just below the crux on Foolish.
Just below the crux on Foolish.

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By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Feb 25, 2008

While the R rating is absolutely warranted, seeing that a falling off the upper crack could land you on the deck. I really see the run out section as maybe 5.5 or even 5.6, with such good holds and such a positive crack. I would suggest, this is just not equal of a sustained 5.8R, if you get my drift.
By Chris Walden
From: Soldotna, Alaska
Apr 8, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

What a great lead! The runout on top is a bit sketchy but the holds are solid.
By DGraham
From: Dallas
Oct 26, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

The deck is most definitely in play (which would make this an X route) but yes the ledges are good. bring an extra .5 piece for where the crack stops.
By Herndon
Jan 17, 2016

This, and all of the routes between Foolish Behavior to the left side of the cliff are great to learn on. Many classes set up top ropes and teach folks on them.
By Joseph Aja
From: Flower Mound, Texas
Jun 18, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

A very exciting lead! The crux move occurs at the top right corner of the first crack and is easily protectable. From there its a decent run-out to the second crack; a fall nearing the second crack is a sure deck, but the holds are very positive.

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