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Slamfire 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 300', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jason Stevens
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Submitted By: Zeb Kenyon on Jul 3, 2006

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Maura at the belay, pitch two of Slamfire. Notice...

Description 

A fun outing in an area rarely visited with great views of Maple. One 60M rope will work great.
P1: 30M 5.9
P2: 30M 5.7
P3: 15M 5.2 (loose rock)
P4: 20M 5.7


Location 

Follow directions to The Armory. Bushwack to the wall, west facing, from the trail. As of June 2006 there are three routes, Slam fire is the middle line. The right line had a fixed rope and is not yet complete, Phantom Fury. The left line is one 30M pitch, Dryfire. Belay has a separate belay bolt and the stance is about 10 feet off the ground. Plenty of lichen and loose rock left so wear a helmet and be careful of your rope.


Protection 

Bolts all the way.
P1, P2, P3 have rap rings or chains. P4 used webbing and quick links so bring some replacement webbing.



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Doug working up pitch 1 of Slamfire
Doug working up pitch 1 of Slamfire
Doug leading up pitch 2 of Slamfire.
Doug leading up pitch 2 of Slamfire.
Shows all four pitches. Taken from the trail before the painful bushwack.
BETA PHOTO: Shows all four pitches. Taken from the trail befor...
Looking back at pitch 3 of Salmfire. Yes, those rocks are very loose.
Looking back at pitch 3 of Salmfire. Yes, those ro...
Slamfire topo, approach beta, and climb beta. You can get the printable PDF version here: <a href='http://bit.ly/slamfire' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >bit.ly/slamfire</a> <br /> <br />It's been a couple years since I was on the route, but I made this right after I climbed it, so it should be pretty accurate.
BETA PHOTO: Slamfire topo, approach beta, and climb beta. You ...
Doug rapping off P4 of Slamfire.
Doug rapping off P4 of Slamfire.
On the summit. The view is well worth the ascent. <br /> <br />I turned over a rock to put the camera on and found a friendly bat waking up from its midday nap.
On the summit. The view is well worth the ascent.
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Shows the first two pitches of Slamfire. The second two ascend the upper wall to the summit.
BETA PHOTO: Shows the first two pitches of Slamfire. The secon...
Maura on Slamfire, 2nd pitch I think.
Maura on Slamfire, 2nd pitch I think.
Jim takes a brutal beating on the bushwhack to get to the base.
Jim takes a brutal beating on the bushwhack to get...
What makes this route great is the beauty of the view. This was taken at the top of pitch two. Beautiful rock, trees, and solitude from the Maple crowds.
What makes this route great is the beauty of the v...
Rappelling off the top to the P3 anchors
Rappelling off the top to the P3 anchors
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By Lee Jensen
Jul 17, 2006

Pitch one and two are long and ascend the face. Pitch three is short and puts you on the summit of a detached buttress. For pitch four you step over the chasm that separates the buttress from the main wall (about a four foot gap) and ascend the summit on the main face.

By Ben Folsom
Jun 16, 2008

Thought this route was great! Thanks to Jason and the others putting up longer routes of all different difficulties at Maple. I appreciate the good job that was done on the setup of this route. I know it takes a lot of work and time to do a good job establishing routes like this, not to mention the expense of the hardware. Anyway, thanks for the work!

By Ben Folsom
Jun 27, 2008

When we climbed this we didn't have much information. On the first pitch we ended up climbing a pitch to the left and traversing about 20 feet from the belay atop that pitch to the belay for the first pitch of Slamfire. The pitch to the left felt about 5.8?? The traverse from said anchors to anchors on Slamfire was easy, about 5.6.