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Fire Starter 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Leitner & Alber, '98
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jan 12, 2012

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    Fire Starter flirts with the difficulty on Uptown Venus but stays moderate, unless you head right at the last bolt (5.11c). Start by clipping the first two bolts of Uptown and veer right for 4 more clips. There is an optional 5.11c finish on the right, but the natural line follows the roof crack.

    There is a one bolt anchor, but most will prefer to use the anchor on Uptown Venus.


    On the right side of the crag, start with the first 2 bolts of Uptown Venus (5.12 arete).


    5-6 bolts.

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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Aug 29, 2016
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    11c finish is a bit unnatural feeling/contrived. You go left out to a jug and then pull awkwardly over the bulge. Didn't see the single bolt that pinched the chain up above there at first and just went back left to the main anchor, which is not much fun.

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