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Three Fools 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Stuart Paul on Nov 9, 2010

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Three fools photo. #17 in Bloom 2nd ed. Seems this...

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    Fists in a left facing corner on a pillar.


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    By Dpurf
    From: Superior
    May 2, 2007

    If you bring a #2 BD it is going to stay on your harness. The smallest piece you want is a #3 BD or 3.5 WC And you are going to need a few of them. I did place a #4 WC and and old 3.5 BD on this to. You are going to get afternoon sun on this route as well.
    By claytown
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 27, 2008

    Agree, all 3s with a 3.5 at the top; #2s won't fit. Great warmup route!

    By Timmamok Murphy
    From: Durango, CO
    Jan 12, 2012

    Maybe just a little more info on the route?
    By Jan Tarculas
    From: Riverside, Ca
    Oct 15, 2013
    rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

    I believe I plugged in 4 #3s 1 #2s and 1 #4. The number #2 protected midway up the crack for me where it obviously gets slightly thinner
    By Jan Tarculas
    From: Riverside, Ca
    Oct 15, 2013
    rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

    Crack is way to big for #2s. Mostly 3.5 camalots down low to #3s up top and plugged one #4 in the middle where it looks like its a jug about 10 feet after where the steep section ends
    By mountainhick
    From: Black Hawk, CO
    Nov 10, 2014
    rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Seems some confusion in this here MP route guide about this route vs The 5.10- corner.

    Three fools route location is around to the right out of view from the Dr Carl/wiggin worm area. It is in the vicinity of "Ernie used to box"
    By slim
    Nov 11, 2014
    rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

    all, i tried to sort this route and three fools out a bit, should be pretty straight for now.
    By Matt Pierce
    From: Denver, CO
    Apr 10, 2017

    The order of routes here is off. This route sits between Rez Dogs and Ernies...
    Really is 3.5 most of the way. We got by with 3's and overcammed 4's but it was tough...

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