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Flash Point

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Slab City

The "end" of the crag

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Iron Lung 5.12c (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Ray Ellington, Kipp Trummel in 2006
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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When the approach trail meets the cliff, veer right to locate this impressive face climb. Begin just right of a large black hueco. Ride the right edge of the hueco then contemplate the blank face from the last point of comfort. When ready, tiptoe out onto the face and crank hard on edges to the anchors.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light Rain
Owner: Muir Valley

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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Dec 11th, 2006

Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Dec 3rd, 2006

Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Dec 3rd, 2006


ray said on December 3rd, 2006
One of the best face climbs around. Good find Kipp!
pigsteak said on December 4th, 2006
while we are fluffing, it was ray who kept me inspired to finish this thing. thanks for the good vibes man...
Meadows said on December 4th, 2006
Good job, Kipp!!
SCIN said on December 4th, 2006
I couldn't believe he did it. He has some nasty bronchial infection and was falling on 5.11 just hours before from being so sick and weak. Then he goes out and sends this project he has been working on for at least the past month.....coughing and gagging the whole way. It was an impressive send by Pigsteak, the man with Iron Lungs!
Caspian said on December 5th, 2006
looks awesome, nice work
One-Fall said on December 9th, 2006
One of the coolest vert boulder problems in the Red.
Kai said on November 3rd, 2008
This is really a great climb, get on it.
shadow.ayala said on January 22nd, 2013
Dmack said on January 22nd, 2013
JR (not that JR) bolted it I believe...
Admiral Awkward Beta said on March 22nd, 2015
Great boulder problem. The direct line of bolts looks awesome.
JR said on March 22nd, 2015
I bolted the direct line (with kipp's and Weber's permission). It is really good but I can't do it. It is open.