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Routes in Fireblack Boulder

Barefoot and Blindfolded V-easy 3
Branch Manager V1- 5-
Center Moderates V-easy 3
Double Dyno V1 5
Elephant's Ear V1 5
Fireblack Direct V2 5+
Left Eliminates V1-2 5
Low Traverse V1 5
Nothin' But Faith in Nothin' AKA Yin and Yang of Pain V3 6A
Swingtime V1 5
Tracy's Bushy Crack V0+ 4+
Tree Worry V1- 5-
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Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: L. Smith, 2004
Page Views: 861 total · 8/month
Shared By: Lee Smith on Apr 4, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is probably the best problem at Fireblack. Start just 2 feet left of the Elephant'’s Ear. Sidepull right and painfully crimp left under the small roof. Get right foot smears on nothing and your left takes a little edge. Move up right to a large pinch, and gun for the big jug in the crack. Finish up the crack, avoiding a loose flake jammed in the crack. A SDS would be very difficult.

EDIT. The painful crimp left flake has disappeared making this problem harder.


A pad or two.


Lee Smith  
My photographer was too busy losin' lunch over in the bushes.... Apr 20, 2009
Mike Lane
Centennial, CO
Mike Lane   Centennial, CO
The FNA doesn't count without a pic. Not that I want to see it, just sayin'. Apr 18, 2009
Lee Smith  
FNA (first nekkid ascent) April 2009. Apr 17, 2009