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Feet of Fire 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Purcell, Mellor 1990
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Submitted By: Daniel Affsprung on Jun 21, 2017

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The description of this route in the Adirondack Rock guidebook may scare folks off it, but I was surprised to find a number of nice new bolts protecting the start. The 10c R section is no longer a concern: hopefully this encourages more folks to go climb it.

This awesome, varied, and sustained pitch is in an amazing position and offers off-vertical 5.11 climbing that protects well and will keep you thinking. Begin at the bolts to the right of the Partition corner, off the slanted ledge, and climb through clean solid edges to interspersed rests between technical, engaging cruxes. At the last bolt, prepare for uninterrupted difficulties until the end, as well as some Adirondack dirt and lichen to keep things interesting.


Begins 20 feet right of the Partition corner, on the slanting ledge


Bolts, a few pitons and an old can-opener looking riveted hangar protect the meat of the bottom half, but the crux(es) and the 2nd half protect with trad gear.

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By Jim Lawyer
Jun 22, 2017

Yes, as detailed here, this route has been upgraded by the FA party.

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