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Flaming Groovy 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Jay Smith
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Submitted By: richard magill on Apr 14, 2004

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Flaming Groovy and Tiki Man

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


This line is beautiful, steep, and probably the best protected route in all of Mill Creek Canyon. The bolts are only 5-6 feet apart - a rarity in Mill Creek.

Flaming Groovy climbs up the center of the big overhanging wave that forms the left side of the Wicked Crag.

The line is flanked on either side by 13s, and often has in-situ draws on it. It runs up the obvious weakness in the center of the wave.

Starts pretty easy then starts to get steep and increasingly burly.Hits a puzzling crux around the 5th bolt. Then steep stemming and jamming lead to the anchors.

Great Fun!


8 bolts to open hooks

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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 5, 2005

by the way, our fearless leader, jay smith perpetrated the first ascent of this route in the finest of style, ground up. like many of the routes in mcc, the route was previewed on the rappel, and then the leader began climbing. many thanks to jay for teaching many of us who cut our teeth putting up routes for instilling this finest of ethics upon many of us who climbed here.
By OW Poser
Jun 19, 2008
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Great rt. even better on gear.
By Dan Phelps
Nov 13, 2008

Quite possibly the hardest route in the history of hardest routes.

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