Start the Fire** 6b+
[Sheppy on his route Start the Fire, 2 kb]12m. The warm up climb, looks hard for the grade and it is.

Balancy and technical climbing up the open corner. Itís all there, just work it out before it burns you off!

If youíre struggling then youíre not ready for what Balmshanner has to offerÖ. itís not The Shanner itís you.
Neil Shepherd 03/Jan/1989

Ticklists: North East Stars.

Photo: Sheppy on his route Start the Fire © Simie202
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 111 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

banhart8 - Lead - 26/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/15

sheppy - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/15 with Iain and other folk

TonyThePrawn - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/15 with Colin McKay, Stuart Corns, Stuart Adams, Hamish

stuc - Lead RP - 06/Aug/15 with Colin, Dutch, Stuart A, TonyThePrawn, hamfunk

First try, putting in the draws
colinmckay8 - Lead RP - 06/Aug/15 with Andy, stuart.a.adams, stuc, Hamish

sheppy - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/15 with Iain MacD

sheppy - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/15 with Simie

After pulling off a loose hold last visit the remaining unstable block was more carefully removed today.
sheppy - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/15 with Tim Rankin, Simie

sheppy - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/15 with Simie, diane

sheppy - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/15 with Simie

RebekahD - Lead - 17/Jun/15 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jun/15

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Doug the thug, Mike Shorter

Dave Douglas - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/14 with Neil Shepherd

sheppy - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/14 with Dave Douglas

sheppy - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/14 with Iain MacD

jonskippy - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/14 with Andrew Simpson

lower off tidied up.
sheppy - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/14 with Iain MacD

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/14

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with TC

madeleine - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/14 with Ry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14

sheppy - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/14 with iain n jules

Dvf hard!
julesp - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/14 with iain and neil

madeleine - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Phil

sheppy - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/14 with Iain MacD

D.Russell - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Ri

Ri - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/14 with Dougie

johnny_watt - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with adamfisher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/14

Sloppy Joe - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/13 with Hamish

Hamfunk - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/13 with Joe

TonyThePrawn - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/13 with Stuart Adams, Hamish

stuart.a.adams - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/13 with Andy, Hamish

First visit to the 'Shanner in 6 years. Still a burly warm up.
Alastair R - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with Kieran K

Took a rest just before the crux move, need to man up next time.
colinmckay8 - Lead dog - 30/May/13 with Hamish, Joe

Hamfunk - Lead rpt - 30/May/13 with Colin McK, Joe

Sloppy Joe - Lead - 25/May/13 with Stu, Hamish

Jay.Carr - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hamfunk - Lead rpt - 25/May/13 with Joe, Stuart A

stuart.a.adams - Lead rpt - 25/May/13 with Joe, Hamish

Hamfunk - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/12 with Stuart A

stuart.a.adams - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/12 with Hamish

Hamfunk - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/12 with Keith

stuart.a.adams - Lead RP - 04/Jun/12 with Keith, Andy, Hamish

gforce - Lead - 08/Apr/12 with Tim

sheppy - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/11 with Iain MacD

TonyThePrawn - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Stuart Corns, Hamish

Hamfunk - Lead rpt - 31/May/11 with Stuart C, Andy

Hamfunk - Lead rpt - 22/May/11 with Jordan, Joe, Stuart A

Hadn't climbed it in 15 years, so pretty much an on-sight
Stuart S - Lead rpt - 04/May/11 with Amanda Lyons

Second go! Pretty tough!
Hamfunk - Lead RP - 01/May/11 with Joe

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - TR rpt - 03/Sep/10

BrettB - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 27/Aug/10

Xenos - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/10

Pumpy warmup for pumpy climbing.
bnewman - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Tim, whistler, Ash

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/10

Hidden - TR rpt - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/10

think I've worked out the crux but it's a reachy pumpy little bugger.... ;/
MelH - TR dog - 08/Aug/10 with julesp

julesp - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/10 with MelH

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Aug/10

sheppy - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/10 with julesp

julesp - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10 with Sheppy, Iain

Various up and down
sheppy - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10 with simon, iain n jules

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

kevg - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

DVOS
julesp - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Iain

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

mark mcgowan01 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Mikey Jeans

xiangoh - Lead β - Jul/10

Was meant to be a warm up for working Hell Bent. This route always feels difficult.
MelH - TR dog - 26/Jun/10 with A

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/10

James Prowse - Lead - 10/Jun/10

Awkward pump
Chalkd83 - TR dog - 02/Jun/10 with Ash

sheppy - Lead rpt - 19/May/10 with Iain MacD

andyinglis - Lead rpt - 15/May/10 with Marcus Bean

BrettB - Lead O/S - Apr/10

ashknot - Lead β - 01/Sep/09 with Angus, Luke

Warm up, nice route
ANC - Lead β - 01/Sep/09 with Ashley Dean, Luke Fairweather

surprisingly enjoyable
whistler - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Airwx

2nd go, a hard warm-up
JLS - Lead RP - 02/Aug/09 with Pete R.

dave o - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Dan Richardson

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

michael83 - Lead RP - 15/Aug/08 with Mark, Stuart

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Aug/08

s kennedy - Lead RP - 03/Aug/08 with tris fox, mark mosgrove

Very hungover.
Smelly Fox - Lead dog - 03/Aug/08 with Stuart Kennedy, Mark Mosgrove

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/08 with Tim Rankin

tom russell - Lead β - 12/Jun/08 with Milky Dawg

jonskippy - Lead RP - Jun/08 with looter

MelH - TR - 2008 with Rachel Hutchison

akhughes - Lead O/S - May/07

andyinglis - Lead RP - 24/Mar/07 with Marcus Bean

mshorter - 2007

Kris Devlin - 2007

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Aug/06

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/98

Stuart S - Lead RP - 24/Jul/96 with John Wilson

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Jun/96 with Neil Morrison

first ascent (the fire was started to keep warm!)
sheppy - Lead β - 03/Jan/89 with Dave Douglas

2nd ascent, after Neil's first.
Dave Douglas - Lead RP - 03/Jan/89 with Neil Shepherd

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