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Fool's Game 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ross Hardwick, Larry and Tim Coats
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jan 31, 2006

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Fool's Game is located on the right side of the Prow area, in the last big right-facing corner. First climb a short pillar with a finger crack in it (shared with Mayflower) and then move straight ahead and climb the right-facing corner. Tough moves if you take the corner straight on. Above, some off-fingers stuff makes for surprisingly interesting climbing to the rim.


Nuts, small to #3 Camalot sized cams.

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By Tavis Ricksecker
Jun 8, 2007

Even better than Mayflower!
By meo
May 9, 2008

My first lead at PF. Why because it is probably the least likely crack at the Forks. I am too much a face climber.
It was GREAT!!!!
By Bennett
From: Southern California
Apr 22, 2009

Felt more like 10b to onsite... but an excellent route, very diverse.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
May 16, 2013
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Agree on the above comments and it's definitely a good step harder than Mayflower to OS, but even more fun because of the diversity of movement and coolness of the gear.
By Miguel D
From: SLC
May 31, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Lead this, TR'd mayflower so I can't evenly compare, but I did feel like this was a little steeper than Mayflower
By Dan Evans
From: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 23, 2017
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

TR'd this as a warmup and led Mayerflower. This felt like sustained 5.9 with a few 10a cruxes throughout, to include the bouldery start off of the ground in the finger crack.

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