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Fuson's Folly - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.71/5 Average Rating : 3.71 out of 5
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Rick Williams followed by Marc Johnston AKA OU Mountaineers
one piton, nuts and cams from 0.4 inch to 4 inches. runners
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


FA by OU Mountaineers, early 1980s. Climb left leaning crack system on the right side of the steep south face of lost dome. crux is located just past fixed pin. pin was placed around 1979 or so on the 1st ascent of the climb so be sure to sew it up in the crack below the pin. fixed anchors at top - make 115 feet rappel (or rappels) to ground or scramble off north side.

Submitted by: okieterry on 2004-06-09
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Route ID: 19618

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: OKmicah on 2008-06-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars First Trad route

This was my first trad lead. haven't done it much since.

Added: 2010-03-14

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mydogscout on 2006-12-15 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars a


Added: 2009-12-15

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: okieterry on 1981-06-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars can't remember exactly

when i did this first but i usually do this climb every time i'm at lost dome. one of my favorites. i saw larry fuson at the airport (he lives in sacromento california now) he told me about his attempt with mark herndon belaying when he fell and hit his head. he said that he had pulled over bulge then pin then so he had gone all the way to that ledge below.....

Added: 2007-01-20

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Alpenstock on 2006-11-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fuson's Folly

This is a well protected crack climb until you get to the body sized chimney. The friction climbing alternative to the body chimney probably goes at about 5.9.

Added: 2006-11-27

  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: jimmyray on 2006-11-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars

Partner: ?

Added: 2006-11-14

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