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The Flame - 5.12b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This climb ascends the left side of the wall with The Wick. The crux is immediatley apparent as one begins to ponder the intial move.

Submitted by: stardrivin on 2005-02-16
Views: 657
Route ID: 64019

1 Ascent Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: cw1242 on 2012-12-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Harder than it first appears

From the base this route appears to have maybe an 75 degree incline but that is deceptive due to the belay point being at a negative angle. It's a true 90 degree face climb on crystals and loose razor crimps.

We stick clipped the second bolt to allow for a rope jug over the initial overhang which does not appear to be climbable. This also prevents a ground fall + 80' tumble into cactus patches.

The route starts left and meanders right. Bolts are spaced roughly 10 feet apart with small holds at each clip point. We had a few sharp crimps flake off on us during our climb.

Belayer will need a helmet.

Top out is heady - anchors are 20 feet back from the edge - solid place to clip from though. Avoid the fall past the anchors.

After climbing the face of this to the anchors it seems to be a much better idea to rap in this route and just top rope it.



Added: 2012-12-31