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Slamfire 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 300', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jason Stevens
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Submitted By: Zeb Kenyon on Jul 3, 2006

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Maura at the belay, pitch two of Slamfire. Notice...

Description 

A fun outing in an area rarely visited with great views of Maple. One 60M rope will work great.
P1: 30M 5.9
P2: 30M 5.7
P3: 15M 5.2 (loose rock)
P4: 20M 5.7

Location 

Follow directions to The Armory. Bushwack to the wall, west facing, from the trail. As of June 2006 there are three routes, Slam fire is the middle line. The right line had a fixed rope and is not yet complete, Phantom Fury. The left line is one 30M pitch, Dryfire. Belay has a separate belay bolt and the stance is about 10 feet off the ground. Plenty of lichen and loose rock left so wear a helmet and be careful of your rope.

Protection 

Bolts all the way.
P1, P2, P3 have rap rings or chains. P4 used webbing and quick links so bring some replacement webbing.


Photos of Slamfire Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug working up pitch 1 of Slamfire
Doug working up pitch 1 of Slamfire
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug leading up pitch 2 of Slamfire.
Doug leading up pitch 2 of Slamfire.
Rock Climbing Photo: Shows all four pitches. Taken from the trail befor...
BETA PHOTO: Shows all four pitches. Taken from the trail befor...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back at pitch 3 of Salmfire. Yes, those ro...
Looking back at pitch 3 of Salmfire. Yes, those ro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rappelling off the top to the P3 anchors
Rappelling off the top to the P3 anchors
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug rapping off P4 of Slamfire.
Doug rapping off P4 of Slamfire.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the summit. The view is well worth the ascent. ...
On the summit. The view is well worth the ascent. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shows the first two pitches of Slamfire. The secon...
BETA PHOTO: Shows the first two pitches of Slamfire. The secon...
Rock Climbing Photo: Maura on Slamfire, 2nd pitch I think.
Maura on Slamfire, 2nd pitch I think.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jim takes a brutal beating on the bushwhack to get...
Jim takes a brutal beating on the bushwhack to get...
Rock Climbing Photo: Slamfire topo, approach beta, and climb beta. You ...
BETA PHOTO: Slamfire topo, approach beta, and climb beta. You ...
Rock Climbing Photo: What makes this route great is the beauty of the v...
What makes this route great is the beauty of the v...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the 2-ft (ish) gap between the 3rd and 4th...
BETA PHOTO: This is the 2-ft (ish) gap between the 3rd and 4th...

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By Lee Jensen
Jul 17, 2006

Pitch one and two are long and ascend the face. Pitch three is short and puts you on the summit of a detached buttress. For pitch four you step over the chasm that separates the buttress from the main wall (about a four foot gap) and ascend the summit on the main face.
By Ben Folsom
Jun 16, 2008

Thought this route was great! Thanks to Jason and the others putting up longer routes of all different difficulties at Maple. I appreciate the good job that was done on the setup of this route. I know it takes a lot of work and time to do a good job establishing routes like this, not to mention the expense of the hardware. Anyway, thanks for the work!
By Ben Folsom
Jun 27, 2008

When we climbed this we didn't have much information. On the first pitch we ended up climbing a pitch to the left and traversing about 20 feet from the belay atop that pitch to the belay for the first pitch of Slamfire. The pitch to the left felt about 5.8?? The traverse from said anchors to anchors on Slamfire was easy, about 5.6.
By Emerson Takahashi
Nov 21, 2014
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

There is a cairn marking the start of a trail that heads straight to the climbing. It is before the fork in the trail the splits to go to the view point.

Climbed this late November and it was perfect, sun from 12 til 4.

Pitch two starts to wander slightly to the left after the 3rd or so bolt and its easy to miss the following bolts as well.

Great route!

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