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Soul Fire 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: David Bloom 2002
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Jan 1, 2005  with updates from Connor P

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Max Rodatz and some gnarly rocks


On the left side of the wall is this attractive splitter. Pretty much thin hands all the way, with extra thin hands finishing to the chains. It is possible to stem most the route off the crack to the right, but the business at the end is still hard, tight hands. Watch out for the loose chockstones to the right... there are death blocks waiting to fall on the belayer. Also be careful pulling your ropes, we managed to get one stuck on a death block but fortunately someone else was planning on leading the route again.


#.75, #1 and #2 Camalots. A #3 and/or #3.5 work will at the start.

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the crux begins
the crux begins
and goes all the way to the end
and goes all the way to the end
Sarah Selling onsights Soul Fire.
Sarah Selling onsights Soul Fire.
Nearing the top out and also crux on Soul Fire, gr...
Nearing the top out and also crux on Soul Fire, gr...
Soul Fire plaque, still in one piece
Soul Fire plaque, still in one piece
Beautiful splitter
Beautiful splitter

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By Sarah Kate
From: Seattle, WA
May 5, 2009

LADIES: This is your climb. Perfect hands, perfect feet. Bring as many #1 camalots as you can get your hands on.
By Floater
From: Flagstaff AZ
Jun 29, 2009

FA by David Bloom 2002
By Kevin Gillest
From: Arvada, CO
Apr 29, 2011

We climbed Soul Fire today, nothing but BD .75 and 1, maybe a 3 before leaving the corner and starting up the splitter, but not really needed.

Great route, 3 stars
By Suzy Stoke
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 7, 2014

Perfect #1 pro, and one of my favorite climbs at the Creek!
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