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Fire Woman 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Doug Heinrich
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Submitted By: jtwalter on Aug 14, 2007

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Dan Zobell on Fire Woman.

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Description 

Good climbing on small edges through the first three bolts. Technical crux is probably clipping the second bolt and climbing through. Holds get a little better climbing above the third bolt.

Redpoint crux is probably going past the 4th bolt.

This route overhangs slightly throughout, so it doesn't give up on you until the very end. The chains are at the base of the "Watchtower".

An extension to this route or a 2nd pitch has been kicked around as an idea.

Location 

Sixth route on the wall going from right to left. Pass the big pine tree at the base of the cliff and up the uneven, rocky base. The climb starts below the big watchtower formation at the top that gives this wall its name.

Protection 

5 bolts plus the chains.


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By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Oct 23, 2007

I thought this route was a lot of fun (of course, I had a lot of time to form that opinion - it took me a number of tries to redpoint it).

Fairly continuously difficult from the start to until just before the chains, it is much different from the more typical find-a-way-to-the-next-jug AF route.
By KipHenrie
From: centerville, utah
Nov 2, 2007
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

This climb has a very balancy first move then tic tacs up on edges with some more sloped holds. The real fun part for me was the undercling block with the right hand - moving feet up high and side step up to a nice hold with your left hand then clip. It is a fun climb, i do wish it was longer. we did it in the fall with wonderful temperatures with an unforgettable view.