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Ring of Fire

This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Stadium


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No Bones About It 5.10a (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Ken Thompson, Jeff Smith, Ed Griffiths in 2004
Length: 90ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Steep thin hands start to widening right arching crack, traverse slightly up and right at top of arch, climb through soft rock to short hand crack, finish by traversing left to ledge with slings on tree. First ascent party found a lot of bones on the way up; hence the route name.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.46 stars (26 votes)
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5.10a (19 votes)

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Submitted by: MikeWilkinson
Date: Dec 3rd, 2017

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Date: Jul 28th, 2013

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Danny said on September 22nd, 2004
This route is 10a max.
Stewy911 said on February 21st, 2005
have anchors been added to this?
kneebar said on March 4th, 2005
rap anchors added above final handcrack.
Horatio Felacio said on March 27th, 2005
this would be a 5 star classic if anchors were added at the end of the arching crack. instead you get to climb through a raging pile of dogshit for 30 more feet and two good moves through a roof crack.
skychick said on May 11th, 2005
I dig this route. You get a good bang for your buck on it (90 feet & different styles of climbing on it). A good complement to tradisfaction, around the corner.
haas said on May 29th, 2005
I agree with Matt, the route would be good if the anchors were at the end of the arching flake. The rest of the route is not worth plowing through crud for only two more good moves
Anonymous said on June 4th, 2005
Who cares what you think!
Anonymous said on June 12th, 2005
Anyone who doesn't want to get mislead by a three star rating and ending up plowing through a bunch of crud with bad gear would care what he thinks, including me.
coop said on September 15th, 2005
If you want to try and slander me annonymous coward, say it to my face you bitch. Man up and post your comments by your name.
JR said on November 14th, 2006
The crap rock at the top is easy to avoid by jump over to the anchors on scrumbleglazer. Nice route.
mojohand said on October 2nd, 2008
The choss wasn't too chossy and my gear was fine. The route was an adventure and I loved every bit of it. Thanks Kneebar for the anchors.
ahab said on May 11th, 2009
take JRs advice on this one.
Jeff said on October 22nd, 2009
Little stout on the start. I thought about going to the anchors on the sport route to the right but looked up and realized I wouldn't really be climbing No Bones if I bailed so early. The choss section is not very appealling but the finishing moves and gear are pretty exciting.
dustonian said on May 10th, 2010
Adventurous and fun. I though the finish was cool... definitely gotta be careful not to blow it up there before you get the good pro in though.