Type: Trad, 125 ft (38 m)
FA: Joel Unema, JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest 2015
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Nov 27, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

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It takes but one small flame to dispell all the darkness in the universe....

A Flickering Flame is a quasi-adventurous, all natural gear route, that for the grade will please the connoisseur with an airy, powerful crux. The gently overhanging crux section offers good gear and very bouldery sequences up a stunning, obtuse dihedral accented with a flickering orange and yellow streak which runs vertically parallel to the upper seam.

Rappel down the Nycto Gully 125' to a pillar top one bolt belay. #.3- #.5 are handy at the belay.

Start as you would for Like A Shadow In The Night. At roughly the 50' mark, figure out the compression problem which grants access to the bottomed out, "backwards J" seam out climber's right. Once established on the seam, several big, cruxy moves follow over good gear and open air.

If you make it to the rather enjoyable jug after the crux section, it's time to calm down and regroup, as the next 30' is technical climbing and placing some of the gear on the run. This section is gorgeous as you climb along the bright, broken orange streak on your left.

Once the angle breaks, climb to the right of a small oak bush up rather fun 5.8 to the top. Exit into the Nycto Gully.


Shares first 50' of Like A Shadow In the Night. Climber's right of Nyctophiliac.


Doubles from #.2- #2. Small/ medium wires are nice.