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Cordillera Rojo

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Washboard Wall

Brushfire Fairytales

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Barenjager 5.10d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Rob Copeland in 2004
Length: 40ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route ascends the overhanging face 10-15 ft. right of Spider Crux. Follow a line of 4 bolts up pockets, flakes, and edges to a 2 bolt anchor.
Moves: Jugs
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Muir Valley

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Submitted by: caribe
Date: Jul 28th, 2006

Submitted by: caribe
Date: Jul 28th, 2006

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Anonymous said on July 30th, 2004
this route is just as hard as the Brushfire
corduroy said on September 5th, 2004
ive climbed both brushfire and barenjager a handfull of times - and feel that brushfire is a letter grade harder
J-Rock said on September 8th, 2004
I definitely agree the Brushfired is pumpier and reachier with a more devious crux.
Green3 said on May 17th, 2005
this thing is easier than Brushfire, and climbs better too, both the short climbs are better than they look
pigsteak said on November 14th, 2005
I agree...both of these climbs are better than they look...too bad the wall is broken by the ledge..otherwise you would have some of the longest lines in the red...that upper headwall looks incredible.
Anonymous said on August 3rd, 2006
the third bolt is currently spinning
Anonymous said on August 4th, 2006
This route is likely still closed. I do not believe it has been inspected yet. As I understand it, only routes in the valley with green ribbon on the first bolt (sport) or anchors (trad) are open for climbing. The green ribbon indicates the routes have been inspected.
Anonymous said on August 4th, 2006
inspected? are the closures still going on since four months ago? These people, (i.e. the webers) need to decide what is open and what is closed. The ribbons are not going to do so, as they fall off. Anyhow, all this inspection stuff is bullshit!!! Close all of muir valley, or done of it. That is the solution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Caspian said on August 4th, 2006
If you want the inspections to be done with, then why dont you volunteer to help. Thats a solution.
One-Fall said on August 11th, 2006
This route had great movement on good rock.
dah-le said on September 6th, 2006
I inspected this route with Rick this summer before Aug 3. Spinning bolt is actually the bolt itself rotating in the rock, and needs eventual replacement. PM weber for details, but I believe that almost all routes have been inspected. There are some in the solarium and other hard (12ish) which need glue-in's installed on overhangs. FYI, there are less than 5 spinners in all of Muir.
heacocis said on March 27th, 2007
The third bolt is very loose, but I fell on it and it held fine. I found clipping the fourth very difficult.
weber said on December 2nd, 2007
The third bolt was impossible to remove, so a new bolt was installed to the right of the old one in a better location relative to the clipping stance.
rjackson said on April 5th, 2009
Not the greatest flowing route, but if you're there it's a nice little pump and good fun.
Chiyram said on May 8th, 2017
Pretty fun for being so short.
DrRockso said on July 16th, 2017
Chopped the old garbage bolt next to bolt 3 today. Fun little route!