Flameout climbs a sweet finger/thin hands crack up a small buttress. Unprotected face and slab climbing leads to a short, lower angle finger crack. Climb this finger crack to a stance below the crux bulge. Plug in a few finger to thin hands size pieces and power up the short bulge to a shallow corner and then the top.
Descent - Boulder up (I recommend a belay here!) to the La Diosa anchor and rap.
Located halfway between Pinacate and the Twilight Zone.
One Set Stopper
Cams to a #1 Camalot (#3, #3.5, and #4 Camalot very useful for the belay)
|By Will Cobb|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 15, 2007
That is a great story. I will have to try the "Lameout" variation the next time I am up there.
A question, have you climbed Watermellon? (The next crack system to right of Flameout.)
|By Tavis Ricksecker|
From: Bishop, ca
Aug 22, 2007
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Good route, not a sandbag at 5.9 (surprise surprise). I would have liked it more if it had more than one hard move. Mellow for 5.9