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Autumn Fire

5.11c, Trad, TR, 60 ft,  Avg: 3.4 from 17 votes
FA: Howard Doyle, Paul Anikis
W Virginia > Seneca Rocks > Lower Slabs


This is a really fun route to the left of Scuttle. Easier face climbing through the opening moves to some small crack features with a few big moves on thin feet (crux), and then on to easier ground for the finish.


The route is climber's left and uphill of Scuttle. Look for the thin seam about 1/2 way up the rock with some finger pods here and there.


This route can be lead with a set of nuts and a single set of cams to 2". There is a great #4 stopper placement in the finger lock going into the crux. This route is also easy to set up on TR.

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Some Autumn Fire action.
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Autumn Fire
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Seth Murphy
Fort Collins, CO
[Hide Comment] Slight direction change. Climbs are uphill to the left of scuttle. The lower slabs trail will bring you to the base of scuttle. To get to Autumn Fire, Discrepancy, and Warlock, walk uphill (left). Jul 1, 2010
Seth Murphy
Fort Collins, CO
[Hide Comment] technical, bouldery crux. awesome route. Jul 3, 2010
Chris W
[Hide Comment] Cool crux sequence. I found an offset nut better than a standard one for the finger lock during/heading into the crux. Oct 7, 2019