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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Willett and Nakada
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Aug 15, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Fire water on the left and Sun Dog on the right

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On the far right side of the wall is a buttress around a corner with a good ledge. A few good moderate sport routes climb this small buttress. The lefthand of the two is a steep but juggy 5.7 with an overhang guarding the chains. Very good route.


Draws. Rap hangers at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Leslie on fire on Fire Water.
Leslie on fire on Fire Water.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete in the thick of it.
Pete in the thick of it.
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping the chains.  Ruth Lake is pretty.
Clipping the chains. Ruth Lake is pretty.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete starting up Fire Water
Pete starting up Fire Water

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By Lee Gitlin
Aug 21, 2004
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This would be a great first lead for someone, a real confidence builder. The 5.7 rating seems a bit dubious, because the route is like climbing a ladder. Very straightforward, only one move at the finish would give a first time climber any trouble.
By Anonymous Coward
Jul 7, 2005

Is this a good climb for beginner Top ropers? if so how does a novice get to the top? Can you hike up the back? How tall is the wall?

By Turbo88
From: North Idaho
Sep 6, 2010

I thought this was as challenging as the Sun Dog route next to it with a 5.8 rating.
By Annie Naylor
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 5, 2012

I thought this was harder than the 5.8 to the right, Sun Dog. I'd say it's a 5.9-. I am wondering if a couple of holds have broken off since 2004, because it's pretty steep and there are some crimpy holds. Figuring out the moves at the top is pretty fun. I lunged for a large right handed jug down and right from the bolts and that made it easy to get to the anchors.
By Dan Spirgen
From: orem, ut
Jun 25, 2013

Felt this was stout for a 5.7. Maybe a hold has broken off or I was climbing weak. I thought it was harder than the 5.8 to the right of it.

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