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YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Darren in Vegas on Jan 9, 2012

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Tainiko Lowman - January 10th, 2014.

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


This thing gets my vote for the best 5.10 sport climb in Red Rock. Super long, technical and sustained, this route seems to go on forever.
The first two thirds of the route features vertical climbing with postive edges. Once at the top third, the angle eases back, but the difficulty does not. Technical footwork up the lower angled rock will see you to the chains.


This route is located on the tall black wall before the Stratocaster area proper. It is the leftmost route on the wall, just left of Flame Ranger.


13! bolts, chains

Photos of Flameblower Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Darnell cruisin it.
Dave Darnell cruisin it.
Rock Climbing Photo: Darren on the sweet Unknown 10d.
Darren on the sweet Unknown 10d.
Rock Climbing Photo: Darren on the sweet Unknown 10d.
Darren on the sweet Unknown 10d.

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By Clayton Knudson
From: Moab, UT
Mar 22, 2012

Great pumpy route with good sustained climbing. Definately one of the better 10s I've done in Red Rock
By Tradiban
Nov 9, 2012

WTF? This climb is pretty much junk. Just about every hold was suspect and it only got worse as you get higher. In addition there was what looked like a mess of glue that was mixed too thin and then ran all over. Not to mention the moves weren't too great either.
By Cunning Linguist
Nov 29, 2012

That is so weird. I didn't think people did that kind of thing in red rock. I guess the end (a mess) justifies the means (anything goes, except ground-up and good style)
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 21, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Easily the best 5.10 sport pitch in Red Rock. Didn't see any glue mess, all the holds were quite good (except maybe one or two)- both in quality and incut. 30m of pure face climbing bliss. Well worth doing and a great warm-up for the harder stuff at Stratocaster.
By Fearless1
From: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 13, 2014

I really enjoyed this route! Of course the sandstone can be delicate at times and may break if you climb like a Clydesdale. There is a nice rest before the crux but otherwise the climbing is sustained. I agree that it is a good warm up for Flame Ranger and Tier of The Titans right next to it. The bolts are safely spaced and would be a great route to try for anyone breaking into the grade. 10b in my humble opinion.
By Choncho
Jan 21, 2015

We snapped a hold or two, but there's plenty more. Pretty cool route overall.
By Graham Kolb
From: Minneapolis, MN
Apr 27, 2016

Can this be done with a 60 meter rope?
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 27, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Yes, but tie a knot in the end of your rope.
By Scott360
From: Las Vegas
Nov 20, 2016

I believe this is the same climb as "Flameblower" in the Handren Guide II (p. 392). Of it he says, "One of the better sport routes of its grade in the Calico Hills." That, plus a John Wilder endorsement, speaks volumes. Stellar climb--well bolted/protected and good line. Looking forward to sending it.

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