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Flare Thee Well 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Todd Skinner and Paul Piana
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Submitted By: Andy Johnson on Oct 19, 2003

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This difficult line is located approximately 50 feet left of Ghost Dance. Once you see it, the name will immediately make sense. While it appears as though this may not be a good one to lead, I assure you that it does take descent pro. The downside is that you need to hang out in some pretty strenuous stances to work the gear in just right. Also, if you place gear above you, you will definitely screw yourself in a major way. This climb is a bottomed-out flare with a distinct crux in the middle. I will give you one tip...believe in your right foot. I have climbed hard .11s at Vedauwoo that were significantly easier than this climb.


Small Stoppers and RPs, maybe Screamers, cams #00 TCU to #0.75 Camalots. Don't worry about doubles. Two-bolt anchor at the top.

Per John Lombardi: as of 3/25/2017, this climb no longer has hangers on the bolts.

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May 8, 2006

This route is GREAT practice for both flared hand jamming and how to use your feet in a flared crack. If you struggle with flared cracks, go do this route. You can toprope it easily by scrambling around to the left. Knowing how to do flared jams is a prerequisite for many of the harder routes at Vedauwoo.
By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Jul 18, 2007
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

This thing is deceptive from the ground. The pro is tiny and difficult to fish in, and the jams are nowhere near as good as they look from a distance. Stout flared jams all the way.
By Jason Haas
Aug 27, 2007

Techy jams with techy gear placements. I found nuts worked best. Also, the route is about 35-40ft long rather than 60.
By Carolina
From: Farmington, nc
Nov 8, 2010

Best 11 at the Woo by far! Balance, jam, flare-jam and finger-lock your way to the top.
By bart cubrich 1
Oct 13, 2014
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

This route can be very safely and easily protected without small gear such as RPs. It is not a sketchy lead at all, as people assume it would be. You start 15' above a chasm, and get good gear before the climbing gets hard. I sewed it up with a #1, several #0.3s, and just one small cam (purple C3). Just run it out at the top and save the really small stuff for Father #1. This route is so fun! Excellent climbing!
By John Lombardi
From: Fort Collins, CO
Mar 27, 2017

As of 3/25/2017, this climb no longer has hangers on the bolts. I talked to someone who was thinking they were removed since the bolts are pretty old. There's nowhere to set up a gear anchor for this climb without extending the anchor quite a bit.
By J Rees
From: Cheyenne
May 15, 2017

As of 5/13/2017, hangers are present and in good shape.

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