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Routes in Fire Wall

Midlife Crises T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
P.O.V. T,S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R
Pyromaniac T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Riders on the Storm T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Staircase T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Underdog T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Wild Kingdom T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Wildlife T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Type: Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Fess Green, W. Wyland, B. Chatfield - 1966
Page Views: 162 total, 4/month
Shared By: Bo King on May 25, 2014
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

"A popular route, but not well protected in places. The scene of many serious accidents over the years."
-- from the Thomas Kelley guide (ed.2)
P1: climb a shallow groove to a face, continue up the face to a ledge.
P2: climb the face to a ledge at the base of the obvious crack.
P3: up the groove to the top.

Location

This route starts on the mini-buttress to the right of the Fire Wall, and heads for the high tree filled ledge (top of P2).

Protection

Standard rack.

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Jack Servedio
Raleigh,NC
Jack Servedio   Raleigh,NC
Free cordalette and locker about 35 feet on this from where I bailed off this because not a single placement was very confidence inspiring. Also a new looking black tricam about 5-6 feet higher where someone else probably bailed that I couldn't free without a nut tool.

Careful on this easy climb, the cracks up to the right of the arete which provide what seems like obvious pro are filled with detached blocks and flakes and the spots that look nice for bigger gear were expanding. Most of the spots between the detached stuff that offered solid pro were small placements in sandy and licheny rock. Nothing like the bombproof clean rock just to the left on the other side of Sentinel. Jun 5, 2017