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Fire Spire - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad) (Sport)
12 bolts, supplement with medium stoppers & hand-sized cams. Chains at top
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


Begin on a ledge just to the right of Sun Fire belay ledge. Belay near bolt on a small exposed ledge. Use gear to supplement bolts. End first pitch on a spacious ledge. Second pitch begins on left side of ledge, work up past bolts onto steeper face split by an irregular crack. End on a crack system with medium gear.

Descent Options:

Abseil only

Submitted by: emery on 2007-09-06
Views: 972
Route ID: 88345

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: xen on 2014-07-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Exposure and loose rock

Fun route. Little loose rock here and there. Questionable pro placements due to rock quality. When you see it you have to at least try it.

Added: 2014-07-02

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: peljack on 2007-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Mostly sport + some tiny cams

Despite the route being advertised as mixed sport / trad, it's really about 90% sport. Some holds are loose - I kicked off a foothold, and my second pulled a handhold (and was quite shaken). I know the guidebook says "medium gear + hand size cams" but I used a TCU 0, 00, and 000, and nothing larger than a 0.3 (blue) camalot.

Added: 2007-10-19