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YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown... Probably Baxter et al
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Submitted By: Will Cobb on Aug 4, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Flameout


Flameout climbs a sweet finger/thin hands crack up a small buttress. Unprotected face and slab climbing leads to a short, lower angle finger crack. Climb this finger crack to a stance below the crux bulge. Plug in a few finger to thin hands size pieces and power up the short bulge to a shallow corner and then the ledge on top.


Located halfway between Pinacate and the Twilight Zone.


One Set Stopper
Cams to a #1 Camalot (#3, #3.5, and #4 Camalot useful for first hueco.
Bolted anchor.

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By Will Cobb
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 15, 2007


That is a great story. I will have to try the "Lameout" variation the next time I am up there.

A question, have you climbed Watermellon? (The next crack system to right of Flameout.)

By Tavis Ricksecker
Aug 22, 2007
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Good route, not a sandbag at 5.9 (surprise surprise). I would have liked it more if it had more than one hard move. Mellow for 5.9
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 27, 2015

Wade and I ( well Wade really) gave this route a super brush down today, and cleaned a lot holds. Really fun warmup, and a short, well protected crux might make it a good first 5.9.

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