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Hellfire Variation 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Steve Carruthers, Les Ellison, Brian Smoot, 1983
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Submitted By: Louis Arevalo on Aug 10, 2002

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hellfire variation


Basically same start as Fortress only staying to the finger crack on the right. Small stems and great finger locks and good stances to pro from. The top is very dirty so try and stay on the rock to the left.


Mostly stoppers, could use smaller cams. chains at the top.

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By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Jun 10, 2006
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

What a great route! This is the Hollow Man of Ferguson Canyon. Plenty of holds on a vertical face that do require balance. Avoid the dirty ledge by grabbing the jug on the right. Bring long runners to avoid rope drag if setting up TR.
By triznuty
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 15, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun little jaunt. Good protection. To keep it real and not sell yourself short, stay off the big ledge on the right and keep to the face on the left. Best way to finish for sure!
By MarkJ
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 9, 2014

Hellfire to Fire and Brimstone to Fortress chains provides a nice, steep line with a couple hard sections.
By WillK
Aug 23, 2017

bomber hand jams in the crack and then transition to jugs to the top. pretty fun.

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