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Fire Spire, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Randall Green & Jake Mergenthaler, 2002
Page Views: 555 total · 36/month
Shared By: Matt Wenger on Apr 16, 2017
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Description

This is an absolute gem of a route. Great exposure, and fun climbing.

Pitch 1:
Scramble out on a small ledge to the right of Sunfire Slab. Belay at a bolt. Work up a small dihedral into a crack followed by some face climbing. All bolts. Belay on a good sized ledge.

Pitch 2:
Start up the left side of the ledge, past bolts onto a face split by a crack. Finish on the crack system. 3 bolts, finish on gear. Enjoy the view and the top of the spire!

Descent: Rappel route.

Location

From the parking area, walk up canyon about 200 yards. Pass the buttress that comes right down to the road (Nude Beach SW Face), and then look for a faint trail uphill. About 100 feet uphill from the north side of road. You really cannot miss this thing.

Protection

Mixed route with bolts and some gear. Bring 12 draws (a few extendable), assortment of stoppers, and a few hand sized cams. Chain anchors.

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mills101 Mills
Whitefish, MT
 
mills101 Mills   Whitefish, MT
 
A+ route. The last 40 ft. of this thing is so darn good. Smiles for miles! May 30, 2017

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