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Fireball 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Scott Ayers - 1992
Season: Anytime fo year. Shade in the summer until 2pm or so.
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Submitted By: Luke Bertelsen on Jul 4, 2009

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Description 

No type of manufacturing left undone on this one. Glue, drilled holds, and more glue oh my. This one is more like a roped boulder problem than anything, but it is fun. Don't fall after the last bolt before anchors or you'll get some nice air time.

Location 

One route right of The Breeze and starts off the same ledge.

Protection 

4 or 5 bolts to Metolius rap anchors.


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By JesseJ
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 23, 2011

I hear this one got harder recently. Something about a toothy crimp being gone now.
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Oct 26, 2011
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

@JesseJ
That is correct. The tooth is gone and makes the route harder than before (from what I am told). Climbed it last weekend felt like a hard 12b. You have to make a move on a sloper that 'SUCKS' no friction at all on that damn thing. Great climb otherwise.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Nov 1, 2011

You guys might be confusing this route with Red Hot. Check out the photo I posted of Ryan at the start of Red Hot. This climb is just right of the Breeze.