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Fire and Rain 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 15, 2009

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Description 

This is currently the 6th bolted line from the left on this buttress and starts with beige hangers. It joins Firestarter at about 1/2 height.

This starts just to the right of Firestarter below a hanging arete. The crux is in the first 10 feet as you try to get secure on smeary feet and get into a layback on the hanging arete. There is a stray bolt up and right of the 2nd bolt which may be another variation starting from the next route to the left. Ignore that bolt for this variation. Move up past 4 more bolts and traverse left into Firestarter. Continue up to a 2 bolt anchor with Mussy hooks.

Make sure to clean off your shoes before you start this route.

This may have been climbed by Ed Ash in the 1980s.

Location 

This is currently the 6th bolted start from the left on this little buttress. It can be identified by beige hangers and is just left of the tree near the middle of the wall.

Protection 

11-12 bolts.


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By Robots and Dinosaurs
From: boulder, co
Jul 3, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

I really liked this route and hope more people climb it. The fist section and then one about 3/4 the way up are the hard parts, and if you mess up the first clip, your landing won't feel good on your ankles. It is a fun route, but I hope your shoes are sticky, cause there is a lot of angled feet/ smearing.
By A. Bandos
Aug 16, 2014

Be sure to add some slings or use long draws for the traverse out left.
By John Alcorn
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 31, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Great route! The crux is definitely the first 15 feet. Layback until it gets too sloped, and then look for crimps/jug up above. Another cruxy section about halfway up the route, but after that it's 5.6/5.7. Definitely worth a go.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Aug 9, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Why on earth traverse left? How about place an Alien under the flakes and lead the SOB directly up? It's 10b, and it's been done. I also cleaned off that 20 lb. loose flake above the Alien-protected roof.

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