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5.8 Exit Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
5.6 Crack, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
5.8+ Crack, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Cracktus T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Doug Scott Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Exit Strategy V10 7C+
Flameout T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Green Arete, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Impossible Problem, The V4 6B
Kid Gloves T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
La Diosa T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Laughing Crack T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
My Opinion T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Pinnacate T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Point, The T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Ralph Macchio V5+ 6C+
Stem Corner T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Twilight Zone T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Watermelon T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
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Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: Unknown... Probably Baxter et al
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Shared By: Will Cobb on Aug 4, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Flameout climbs a sweet finger/thin hands crack up a small buttress. Unprotected face and slab climbing leads to a short, lower angle finger crack. Climb this finger crack to a stance below the crux bulge. Plug in a few finger to thin hands size pieces and power up the short bulge to a shallow corner and then the ledge on top.

Location

Located halfway between Pinacate and the Twilight Zone.

Protection

One Set Stopper
Cams to a #1 Camalot (#3, #3.5, and #4 Camalot useful for first hueco.
Bolted anchor.

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JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
 
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
 
Wade and I ( well Wade really) gave this route a super brush down today, and cleaned a lot holds. Really fun warmup, and a short, well protected crux might make it a good first 5.9. Jun 27, 2015
Good route, not a sandbag at 5.9 (surprise surprise). I would have liked it more if it had more than one hard move. Mellow for 5.9 Aug 22, 2007
Will Cobb
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Will Cobb   Flagstaff, AZ
 
Greg,

That is a great story. I will have to try the "Lameout" variation the next time I am up there.

A question, have you climbed Watermellon? (The next crack system to right of Flameout.)

Will Aug 15, 2007