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Fireworks - 5.9

Average Rating = 2.50/5 Average Rating : 2.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
R
3
Cams, single set to 3"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 2.50/5

Description:

Start by climbing the first pitch of "East Wall". From the big ledge climb out on dikes to the right for about 15ft to 20ft not gaining much height but following the path of least resistance. From there you should be able to spot a pin driven up into the big roof (about 50ft above) which should be almost directly above and slightly to the climbers left. Follow dikes, flakes and corners weaving around a bit to stay on the easiest path. About 30ft up you will run into a lone bolt which will be hidden from view by dikes. Don't worry, it's there. After the bolt you'll make a mantle move (5.9) and start heading up and left through some expanding flakes to just under the roof and the pin which can be backed up with a small cam. Go over the roof to the left on slopers and increasingly better edges and belay in a .5 to 3" crack about 10ft above. The last pitch climbs up a shallow corner with good gear to a series of low angle bulges and roofs with good gear to the top.

Descent Options:

Walk off.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2010-08-08
Views: 487
Route ID: 106038

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: Norwegian on 2013-09-04 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars hup hhupp

offsight rope solo ejectulations.

chad your descript is quite accurate.

i found 5.9 before the bolt.


Added: 2013-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2010-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Steep

An interesting route that requires just a tad of route finding to be able to follow the path of least resistance. Some loose stuff, nothing too serious and some crispy sections but overall a fun steep route with a moderate grade. The pro is mostly thin but good where you can get it. No run out sections more than 20ft but you should be a pretty solid 5.9 climber to attempt it.

Added: 2010-08-08