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Avalanche Run

This route is located in the Southern Region at Curbside


2 votes

Wildfire 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Paul Vidal, Kipp Trummel in 2006
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The next few lines are on the steeper and less featured right hand side of the wall. Begin about 10 feet right of the previous line on a boulder. Step out into a right angling traverse to reach a sloping ledge. Bust straight up through the fingery face, make the last clip, then blast through the final moves to the chains. There is often a hornets' nest in the sand just below a big rock next to Wildfire.
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC
bouldery (1) fun (1) pockets (1)
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4.48 stars (77 votes)
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5.12a (73 votes)

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Submitted by: Elodie
Date: May 31st, 2012

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: May 31st, 2012

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: May 31st, 2012

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: May 31st, 2012

Submitted by: climb2core
Date: Feb 7th, 2011

Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Feb 5th, 2007

Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Jan 29th, 2007


pigsteak said on January 30th, 2007
you like perfect pocket? jump on this.
Paul3eb said on February 9th, 2007
definitely my favorite on the wall.. plus a couple stories that we couldn't quite work into the name: there used to be a pile of rocks below the start that made it pretty easy to reach the jugs to start. kipp and i had been on it several times that day and, despite looking at them with doubt all day, they held.. until kipp's last go. stepping up to the start, he started the avalanche that nearly took my legs out, destroying the belay ledge he'd made. thankfully kipp was stick-clipped in the first bolt and i took up just enough slack to keep him (mostly) off the ground. still, he walked away with a decently jacked up ankle. not to be discouraged, he still got on it and got his high-point for the day. that and the time he almost lowered me into the nest of wolf spiders. and the time river, his dog, tried to bout with the rattlesnake that was waiting for me to get just a little closer. good times at curbside. great routes, too ;) thanks kipp!
pigsteak said on February 9th, 2007
lol..thanks for those reminders..the snake. I forgot the snake. maybe this should have been called avalanche run afterall.
JR said on February 28th, 2007
A diamond in the rough.
krabikrabi said on May 10th, 2007
you can send this route with four fingers--but only four: i counted six two-finger pocket moves. and that ripping sound you heard? my flexor tendon shearing away from the bone. anyone recommend a good novel to keep me occupied the next three weeks?
SCIN said on November 12th, 2007
This route kicks ass.
Power2U said on March 30th, 2008
Gave ut 5 stars as it is the best one on the wall, perfect angle, perfect moves, great fun!
der uber said on June 3rd, 2008
Fun to traverse at start. Nice spice at the end. Overall good route. 11c/d
Anonymous said on July 21st, 2008
Got on this over the weekend...a strong contender for one of the best .12a routes in the RRG.
512OW said on July 25th, 2008
Its a really fun route, but I think you musta skipped a few 12a's enroute to your decision.
krampus said on August 4th, 2008
no no, definitly one of the best 12a's out there.
Meadows said on October 20th, 2009
Definitely a top 12a for the Red.
steep4me said on October 27th, 2009
Where's the sloping ledge? There's nothing slopey or sloping on this route. Maybe they meant the juggy ledge? Anyway, this route is super fun and has actual moves on it. The rock quality is great too.
Brentucky said on August 16th, 2010
Thanks to JATD trail crew this thing now has a much-needed, very nice belay platform beneath it. Superb route bottom to top! Consider yourself lucky if you have to work it to see how good it really is.
tbwilsonky said on August 27th, 2010
great rock. terrific movement. one of my current favorites.
climb2core said on October 19th, 2010
Finally sent it. One of my current favorite 12a's in the Red. But I have a lot more to get on :)
AdamClimb26 said on March 20th, 2011
another awesome climb! no cheater rests it's on all the way to the chains!
brayackmedia said on June 26th, 2011
I really liked this one.
tyler.yarbrough said on January 21st, 2013
This route rocks, 6 two finger pocket moves back to back capped off by some little crimpers all packed into the length between two bolts!
dustonian said on September 16th, 2013
fantastic movement on this one!!
DeadHead said on May 14th, 2018
5/13 lowering biners looking a little worn. Left one steel biner with someone who is going back to replace one out but I didn't have a second one to leave with them.
Chiyram said on May 15th, 2018
Thanks for looking out DeadHead, but please report on so that it can be tracked and fixed eventually.
climb2core said on May 15th, 2018
Badbolts does not track mank gear. Only hardware. This was the best place to report it Ryan. Thanks! Ian
Anonymous said on May 16th, 2018
Yeah I guess it's fine when you have to leave mank gear to get down from a route.
Anonymous said on May 16th, 2018
Hardware doesn't include the ability to get down without leaving your own gear on sport route?