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Fire in the Sky 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: JJ Schlick 2006
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring, summer, fall
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Sep 10, 2006

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JJ at the crux on the FA.

Description 

A long trad route with good exposure once you break the tree line.

Start up a steep crack on the north part of the main wall. Once the crack ends head right to a water runnel, and a medium cam placement. Move straight up to the bolt and climb the left side of the blunt arete for four bolts (crux just after the second bolt). At the last bolt turn the corner to the right side and climb steep jugs and thin cracks to the top. The top is kind of hollow, though the gear looks bomber.

Location 

East side, roughly 80 feet past "Air"

Protection 

a set of wires small to large and a set of cams small to medium (#1 camalot) should do it plus some long runners to cut down on rope drag. Two bolts with chains at top. Best to belay from the top and then rap the route. Much easier to enjoy the view a bit.


Photos of Fire in the Sky Slideshow Add Photo
Dave Groth finishing up the crux section.
Dave Groth finishing up the crux section.
DG in the hollowland
DG in the hollowland
Dave Groth wasting no time on the second ascent- c...
Dave Groth wasting no time on the second ascent- c...
View of the start.
BETA PHOTO: View of the start.
Matt coming up the final awesome jug haul on Fire ...
Matt coming up the final awesome jug haul on Fire ...

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By Corey Morris
From: Fort Hood, TX
May 26, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Great route JJ.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jun 13, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Amazing Route! If you haven't been on this route, you're missing out on one of Wisconsin's finest and most exposed!
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Jun 15, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I thought this route was a lot of fun. A bit overhanging through the bolted and top sections, great exposure. The only problem with the climb is the dirty and awkward first 10 feet. The rest is great! Definitely recommended.
By Tradoholic
Apr 22, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Classic, albeit probably more like 5.9. Cool holds up top!
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Apr 23, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The top section was my favorite! Your just to strong now to notice any easy 5.10 ;)
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Jun 2, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I thought the first 10 feet was pretty good... good finger locks into a large sidepull take you up onto the awfully dirty/lichen covered slab. The top is certainly airy and quite fun. Great route and good gear all the way through... plus bolts.
By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Apr 6, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fantastic route JJ! Can't believe I hadn't done this until now.
By Tony Litke
From: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Mar 4, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A little heady with the gear placement, but such a beautiful and easy climb that you might even forget to place pro.
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