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Line of Fire 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Bruce Burgess, Lea Crandall 1994
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Submitted By: Ben Sachs on Mar 18, 2009

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Crimpy climbing on perfect rock, with some big moves thrown in for good measure. One of the more popular sport routes in the high country. A few " extemely positive" holds.


Middle Hawksbill.


Well bolted.

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By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 19, 2012

Two very sharp, small crimps st the start (that might be avoided with a big reach), otherwise no too sharp. A good route, but best in the high country?? Not even the best on the wall IMO.
By Ben Sachs
Aug 10, 2012

Agreed. I revised the description. People do seem to like this one better than the others though, not sure why.
By Joe Virtanen
From: Asheville, NC
Sep 13, 2015
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Definitely a fun and sustained effort up your typical Hawksbill crimps and a few good holds. Put this one on your NC sport climbing tick list!

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