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Burning S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cannibals S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Cannibals Direct S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Fryeing S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
I Scream S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Linus S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Melting S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Oz S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Side-Show Bob S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Wizards S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
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Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Todd Skinner
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Shared By: J Farley on Aug 13, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details


Awesome steep climbing that traverses the cave and ends at the lip of Hell cave. The crux is right after you clip the 5th bolt.


It starts on the far left side of the cave. The unique thing about Burning is that it traverses to the right to end on the very last bolt at the top right side of the cave. It does not pull the roof out of the cave.


Burning is ten bolts long and ends on a single draw which would be consider the 11th bolt. The draws are usually fixed on the route.


FA Todd Skinner, or FA Boone Speed? Anyone have the history on this. I know it says Todd in the AF guide, but asking around the area, people say Boone did it first. Maybe Boone is associated with it because he did FAs of half of everything else, and is climbing it in Masters of Stone? Sep 17, 2015
I hope someone corrects me if I'm wrong, but I remember hearing that Jeff Pedersen opened up the project to the talent that was climbing in AF at the time. I think Todd won the showdown with Boone and Lynn Hill climbing it the same day; Jeff not long after. Sep 17, 2015
Awesome response! Thanks! Sep 21, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT
Blairj   Salt Lake City, UT
If you've been to Hell cave recently, you've probably seen the bold chalk X on one of the holds in the opening sequence of Burning. I put that there after I felt the hold move under my fingers and saw a crack behind it. The crack will open up a little if you pull on the hold with a little force.

I'd like to find a way to reinforce the hold, but I don't have any experience with that sort of thing. Anyone local with AF gluing experience want to help out? I'd gladly pay for materials and help out any way I could.

In the mean time, watch out for that hold... it'll probably break off if you crank on it. Apr 30, 2018

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