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YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown... Probably Baxter et al
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Submitted By: Will Cobb on Aug 4, 2007
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flameout is a great warmup for the other good clim...


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)

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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 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