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YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Drew Bedford, Doug Heinrich, 1989
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Submitted By: triznuty on Jan 1, 2005

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Donovan Allen on Fuego, September 21, 2015


Blaze up the bolted arete. Superb! It's to the left of Concrete Jungle.


6 bolts plus chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: On Fuego! Fergie's finest line
On Fuego! Fergie's finest line
Rock Climbing Photo: Fuego
Rock Climbing Photo: The MA battling the Fuego arete. Ill-gnar.
The MA battling the Fuego arete. Ill-gnar.

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By d-know
From: electric lady land
Feb 13, 2006
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

lousy belay. superb route.
By Dave Budge
From: South Slope of the Hindu Kush
Aug 23, 2007

One of the best bolted routes on granite in the Wasatch.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 23, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

A #3 and a .4 + a cordelette help make the belay considerably less shitty.
The route is even better than Concrete Jungle. The undercling moves might blow your brains out. 6 stars.
By Landon McBrayer
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 26, 2011

By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Jun 13, 2012

Better than Concrete Jungle? Oh yes, my friends. Beware the long move between bolt 2 and 3, and enjoy the killer footrest below the last bolt. Then curse your fully extended thumb catch in the undercling to stay put as you enjoy passage to the crux arete throw. My fuego is burning.
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jun 28, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

A comment that can be made about many routes these days: BRUSH YOUR FUCKING TICK MARKS. There are exactly two crimps at the top of Fuego. They do not need to be ticked, they're beyond obvious. Same goes for the 3 larges Xs on the arete. No shit those are not holds, you really need to X the spots you don't want to grab? Especially when said spots are wafer thin pinches in an overhang? Didn't think so...

By Alex Quitiquit
From: Salt Lake City
May 13, 2013
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

+1 for baguette fueled rants.

Thought it was harder than All Chalk... just by a little bit.
By Halley13
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 27, 2013

Crappy approach, and crappy belay, but route is damn fun. :)
By Ryan Arnold
May 30, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

My favorite 12a ever. If you decide to work this route, the crux is finding belay partners willing to do the approach...

Enthralling minicruxes between good holds, with a massive rest right below the upper arete. EL FUEGO!
By wasatch boy
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 28, 2014

Absolutely Stellar Route in a commanding position. One of my favorites. Milk that rest to keep the pump down, then run for the top.
By Danie White
From: SLC, UT
Nov 9, 2014

The biggest crux for me may have been getting the draw into the hanger of the second bolt. Reachy work for midgets there. Absolutely fantastic route!
By DoNstamos
From: Subaru
Sep 20, 2015

Pulled a manky draw off of the second bolt today. Hit me up if you want that death draw.

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