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Fire The Boss 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Alan Nelson and Richard Wright, 1993
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 17, 2001

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Description 

From the middle of the crag, Fire The Boss angles a bit right up a short ramp with what was some surface debris. This has markedly improved over the years, but some the starting rock is still friable. Nonetheless, Fire The Boss still kicks up some fine climbing. Chase four bolts of 5.10 climbing to a complex sequence into a corner system and over the roof. The crux is in getting bcak on the feet after turning the corner, and this is a fun sequence on great stone.


Protection 

QD only (6 -7) and a 50 m rope. The double bolt anchor at the top serves for both Fire The Boss and the route to its left "Entrepreneur" (5.11c).



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By JDory
Aug 28, 2003

I agree with the crux comment... I had a choice to make either, move my right foot left (regaining the "footing") and leave my two middle fingers "lodged in the" crack (tiny), or back down. I will say that my right hand is still in tact... Stiff crux.

By richard magill
Sep 13, 2004
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Not the greatest - still pretty chossy with only one hard move.Worth doing, however.

I thought Free Enterprise was much better.

By Tod Anderson
Sep 14, 2004
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Still needs some more cleaning & the crux bolt is in a suboptimal position.

By GabeO
From: Denver, CO
Jun 17, 2011

A one move wonder.

By Geoff U
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Apr 2, 2013
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

The crux move on this route seemed harder than any single move on Free Enterprise....