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Blazing Biners 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Aug 8, 2003
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    Blazing Biners may be worthwhile if you're in the area for Shoyu State, but even that could be debated. The climbing is good, but the problem is it is very contrived: The bolts force you to stay just right of obvious juggy holds.

    To find the climb, see the description for Shoyu State. From the bottom of the ramp, scramble up about 25 feet and then place gear in a good crack below the lip of the roof. Grab a big positive hold and swing up onto the face and climb past three bolts to the slung horns. Try not to look left at the big holds.


    Three bolts to an anchor (horn slung with webbing). Bring a cam in the Yellow or Red Alien range to protect the opening move.

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    Approaching the second bolt.
    Approaching the second bolt.
    Pulling the roof.
    Pulling the roof.
    Crossing back right at the third bolt. This was the crux for both Chuck and me.
    Crossing back right at the third bolt. This was th...
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    A great route on the Third.
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    By Ivan Rezucha
    From: Fort Collins, CO
    Sep 2, 2006
    rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

    I climbed right between bolts 1 and 2 and left between bolts 2 and 3, then diagonalled right to the top. On average, that's "belly up" to the bolts, but perhaps only 5.9. Perhaps, I used the "obvious jugs", but straight up past the bolts seemed pretty blank.

    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Nov 9, 2006
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

    Note: the jugs are quite far off of the bolts, so there is a pretty obvious difference in the lines.
    Straight up "belly to the bolts" is not as hard as you'd think. Tiny square edges and chips appear just as you need them. The climbing is quite good that way and the crux is actually encountered. 5.10a belly to the bolts. 5.9 otherwise.

    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Littleton
    Oct 29, 2007
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

    Climbed this today and 10a seems about right. It is tempting to stray left of the bolts, but it is not necessary. There is now a two bolt ASCA anchor above this climb just left of the horn which was slung in the past.