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Fire Water 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Willett and Nakada
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Aug 15, 2004

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Leslie on fire on Fire Water.
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Description 

On the far right side of the wall is a buttress around a corner with a good ledge. A few good moderate sport routes climb this small buttress. The lefthand of the two is a steep but juggy 5.7 with an overhang guarding the chains. Very good route.


Protection 

Draws. Rap hangers at the top.



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Pete in the thick of it.
Pete in the thick of it.
Pete starting up Fire Water
Pete starting up Fire Water
Clipping the chains.  Ruth Lake is pretty.
Clipping the chains. Ruth Lake is pretty.
Fire water on the left and Sun Dog on the right
BETA PHOTO: Fire water on the left and Sun Dog on the right
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By Lee Gitlin
Aug 21, 2004
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This would be a great first lead for someone, a real confidence builder. The 5.7 rating seems a bit dubious, because the route is like climbing a ladder. Very straightforward, only one move at the finish would give a first time climber any trouble.

By Anonymous Coward
Jul 7, 2005

Is this a good climb for beginner Top ropers? if so how does a novice get to the top? Can you hike up the back? How tall is the wall?

By Turbo88
From: North Idaho
Sep 6, 2010

I thought this was as challenging as the Sun Dog route next to it with a 5.8 rating.

By Annie Naylor
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 5, 2012

I thought this was harder than the 5.8 to the right, Sun Dog. I'd say it's a 5.9-. I am wondering if a couple of holds have broken off since 2004, because it's pretty steep and there are some crimpy holds. Figuring out the moves at the top is pretty fun. I lunged for a large right handed jug down and right from the bolts and that made it easy to get to the anchors.

By Dan Spirgen
From: orem, ut
Jun 25, 2013

Felt this was stout for a 5.7. Maybe a hold has broken off or I was climbing weak. I thought it was harder than the 5.8 to the right of it.