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FireCat Spire North Face - 5.10a

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trad doubles to #3camalot, 1 #4, 1 #5. (3.5 & 4.5 may also be useful)
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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
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start from the notch on the north side and traverse in on the limestone band- start climbing below a big steep OW. P1: 5.9 hand "campus" traverse. P2: 5.9 chimney (gear the first half!) to nice ledge atp that steepOW. P3: hueco'd OW 5.9+++ then jog left for more 5.9 OW bulge before the anchors. P4: 5.8R up face to sweet summit cap.

Descent Options:

rap w/ 2 60m down the south side, or rap three times with a 60m down to your packs on the north side (3rd rap is from 1 bolt!) upper anchors all have two bolts but they're not all that great.

Submitted by: markguycan on 2007-10-30
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Route ID: 90249

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pyrosis on 2007-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Epic adventure with Markguycan

Hardest four pitch 5.9 ever! I wanted to point out that if you're rapping with double ropes it would be a better idea to go down the north face still.. Either rap to the saddle atop the third pitch and then go to the ground from there, or (according to Kole) you can just rap straight from the summit to the ground with 2x200' ropes.

Added: 2007-11-03