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Soul Fire 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: David Bloom 2002
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Jan 1, 2005  with updates from Connor P

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Max Rodatz and some gnarly rocks

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 >>>


On the left side of the wall is this attractive splitter. Pretty much thin hands all the way, with extra thin hands finishing to the chains. It is possible to stem most the route off the crack to the right, but the business at the end is still hard, tight hands. Watch out for the loose chockstones to the right... there are death blocks waiting to fall on the belayer. Also be careful pulling your ropes, we managed to get one stuck on a death block but fortunately someone else was planning on leading the route again.


#.75, #1 and #2 Camalots. A #3 and/or #3.5 work will at the start.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sarah Selling onsights Soul Fire.
Sarah Selling onsights Soul Fire.
Rock Climbing Photo: Super aesthetic crack that is also a beautiful lin...
Super aesthetic crack that is also a beautiful lin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Extra tight hands at the top. Photo by Khashayar M...
Extra tight hands at the top. Photo by Khashayar M...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful splitter
Beautiful splitter
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top out and also crux on Soul Fire, gr...
Nearing the top out and also crux on Soul Fire, gr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Soul Fire plaque, still in one piece
Soul Fire plaque, still in one piece
Rock Climbing Photo: and goes all the way to the end
and goes all the way to the end
Rock Climbing Photo: the crux begins
the crux begins

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By Sarah Kate
From: Seattle, WA
May 5, 2009

LADIES: This is your climb. Perfect hands, perfect feet. Bring as many #1 camalots as you can get your hands on.
By Floater Bloom
From: Flagstaff AZ
Jun 29, 2009

FA by David Bloom 2002
By Kevin Gillest
From: Arvada, CO
Apr 29, 2011

We climbed Soul Fire today, nothing but BD .75 and 1, maybe a 3 before leaving the corner and starting up the splitter, but not really needed.

Great route, 3 stars
By Suzy Stoke
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 7, 2014

Perfect #1 pro, and one of my favorite climbs at the Creek!
By Optimistic
From: New Paltz
Apr 10, 2016

I had 8 red camalots. I pushed each one a ways and back cleaned one after I fell and placed that higher. So when people say "bring a lot of reds" they're not kidding! I didn't find the #3 mentioned above to be useful, although maybe I would have if I didn't have all those #1's. You need some 0.75 or similar for the top.
By Matt Farrell
From: Bend, Oregon
Apr 23, 2016

Did it with five #1s and three #2s. You could lead this thing entirely on #1s if you wanted, but there are pods that take 2s and even a place you could put a 3 about halfway up if you can't get your hands on that many #1s.

I never found a good spot for a .75 however.
By mike1
Apr 3, 2017

I thought it was solid 11 but it sure looks like 11-. It has a funny angle, my hands are big, and i did not stem out to the other wall.
By Jason Albino
From: San Francisco, CA
Apr 10, 2017

Steller and aesthetic line. Although I have huge hands, I was surprised to see that due to the crack lean, most of climb felt solid with the right thumb-down + left thumb-up approach, with some right stem feet interspersed for rests.

It's only at the top where a body-length worth of more bouldery/body tension moves are necessary for the big-handed to get through the tighter crack section to the anchors.

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