Fire and Rain (CLOSED)

This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Fire Wall

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Firestarter 5.11a (Sport) **

First Ascent: Kristoff Schmarr, Jared Hancock in 2006
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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20 feet right of "Fire and Rain" is this sporty route. A bouldery start will lead to a small cave (beware of the woodrats). Carefully climb the crack and flake to gain the pocketed face above. Those shakey at the grade may want a medium cam or two to protect the runouts. Otherwise it will be a big, but relavitively harmless, fall if you pop off.
Moves: Vertical face
Descent: 2 bolt anchor
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley
Steepness:
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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: May 22nd, 2009

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1
pawilkes said on August 24th, 2008
the opening moves are the crux, kinda thin and reachy.
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Anonymous said on October 25th, 2008
FYI The original name of this route was "Tongues of Flame", named for the awesome fungus that I saw on the approach to the wall. Original grade: V2-5.9 :P -Kristoffer Schmarr
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Artsay said on May 18th, 2009
Fun line. Needs a bolt before the roof on the arete. Not for the climber who is new to the grade.
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DrRockso said on April 20th, 2017
Agree with Artsay, the route if fairly unsafe in its current state. Not worth the walk up here for this dirty route and a really short, hard 11d, unless you have already done everything else in Muir Valley.