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Bruisebrothers Wall

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.9 6 2 23 31

Directions to Bruisebrothers Wall

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
The following routes are located on the private property of Liz and Rick Weber. Please visit for complete details pertaining to the location of the property. Please respect the landowners' rules by completing a release form available at before climbing on the land. The directions below begin from the parking area for Muir Valley. The directions to the parking area have been left out to promote a visit to to understand the details of climbing on the property. To reach the routes located at Rebel Branch Hollow, turn right into the first parking area. Follow a steep foot path to the valley floor. Cross the creek and go past the first trail on the left (which goes to Joe Ponder Branch Hollow) and continue on to the next obvious trail to the left. The first wall you come up to at Rebel Branch Hollow is the Bruise Bros Wall. To get to Sunnyside: About 50 yards up the hill to Rebel Branch locate a trail branching across the valley to the right. Follow this for ~300 ft then it will drop down into the clearing. From here veer left over a log bridge then up a short hill. Next follow the obvious path right along the cliff. "Route #24 "Rat Stew" is the last route on the Bruisebrothers Wall (for now), the rest of the routes are on the other side of the hollow at Sunnyside. There are now signs that mark the trail to Sunnyside." --J-Rock. Routes are listed from left to right.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Dirt in Eye Trad 5.7
1.33  (9) 40ft  


Pine Needle Shuffle Trad 5.6
1.60  (5) 50ft  

3 Sport 5.10a
2.61  (62) 40ft


Redeye Brew Sport 5.8
2.65  (82) 45ft


Flutterby Blue Sport 5.9
3.06  (120) 40ft


Tomthievery (aka The Sultan Returns) Trad 5.8
2.24  (25) 40ft  


Stay Off the Radio Jeff! Sport 5.9+
2.80  (64) 50ft


The Bee's Business Sport 5.7
2.79  (57) 50ft


Sweet Jane Mixed 5.8-
2.71  (87) 50ft


Trundling Kentucky Sport 5.7
2.43  (53) 50ft


Hey There, Fancy Pants Sport 5.10c
3.63  (96) 55ft


Jungle Trundler Sport 5.11a
3.78  (102) 60ft  


Little Viper Sport 5.10b
3.44  (109) 50ft  


CH4 Sport 5.8-
2.60  (146) 25ft


Rising Sport 5.11a
3.20  (74) 30ft


A-Beano Sport 5.7
2.70  (121) 25ft


Immodium AD Trad 5.7
2.09  (33) 30ft


Don't Take Yer Guns to Town Sport 5.10c
2.97  (87) 50ft


The Offering Sport 5.7
3.58  (146) 45ft


The P. Heist Rockway to Heaven Trad 5.6
1.92  (13) 60ft  


Put the Best Foot Forward Mixed 5.8-
3.14  (49) 55ft


Get on the Good Foot Trad 5.7
3.08  (25) 60ft


Send Me On My Way Sport 5.9-
4.06  (158) 75ft


Ohio Climbing Sport 5.8
3.11  (57) 55ft


Workin' for the Weekend Sport 5.10c
3.73  (128) 70ft


Return of Manimal Sport 5.10d
4.11  (131) 85ft


Critters on the Cliff Sport 5.10d
3.89  (122) 75ft


Rat Stew Sport 5.10a
4.18  (169) 75ft


Guardians of Gaia Sport 5.9+
1.67  (3) 35ft


Goblins of Gombe Sport 5.11a
2.00  (3) 35ft


Shinrin-yoku Sport 5.12a
3.00  (1) 40ft


SCIN said on October 16th, 2006
Cool wall with plenty of moderates on good hard stone. Short techy routes as well as long pumpers.
Anonymous said on March 31st, 2008
Hey There, Fancy Pants Just a warning. At the top of this climb is tons of loose stone sitting on the ledge just below the chains. Use caution if setting up for top-rope, you don't want to split any skulls. Fun route.
ahab said on March 31st, 2008
didn't you bring your helmet someone? if i've said it once, i've said it a million times: leave those loose rocks be! they make great projectiles for trundling icicles during those winter climbing months (you know, in case you left your helmet @ home).
B.J. said on May 9th, 2008
Good concentration of decent, moderately graded climbs. Sees a LOT of traffic on the weekends.
JRTrash said on May 11th, 2008
Climbed the line left of Flutterby Blue Today. Unless someone else is claiming it: 40ft, Sing the tree at the top or Rap from anchors on Tomthievery. FA: Andrew Ratliff and Vic Lewis Climb the face left of Flutterby Blue to a ledge, then move over to the short finger crack and climb to the top. Bring slings for the tree on the ledge and a large root for the topout. Takes larger gear than it looks from the ground. Calling it Bumblebee Warfare-5.6
saxfiend said on October 29th, 2008
Nice place; I thought I would lose a day to rain on a recent trip until I found this wall. We climbed dry all day.
Josephine said on June 27th, 2009
there is a large bee's nest in the ground around the base of Sweet Jane.
ynp1 said on June 18th, 2010
What is the bolted line next to Sweet Jane? It has new glue-ins. Also, why did sweet jane get bolted and not left as a mixed climb. Every time I go to BBW there is another bolt on that climb. Now there is one a foot away from the splitter #2 crack... WTF???
CLIMBTRAD said on July 19th, 2011
2 new routes to the left of Sweet Jane and 1 right all new glue ins names and grades ????
Redpoint said on July 21st, 2011
ynp1, see my comment on Sweet Jane to find out why it was bolted up. CLIMBTRAD, I'm pretty sure there is only 1 new route to the left of Sweet Jane, and I think it said 5.7 in chalk right after it was put up(I climbed it and it's an 8 at most). Sweet Jane is now bolted up and so maybe that is the other one you are referring to. The new route to the right of Sweet Jane said 5.6 in chalk last time I visited.
CLIMBTRAD said on July 21st, 2011
1 5.7 right of Sweet jane and 2 on the left before tomthievery and flutterby blue. Climbed them both many times check again
Redpoint said on August 19th, 2011
You're right, there is two to the left of Sweet Jane. In order from left to right: it says 5.9 or 10a in chalk, it's glue-ins, has two cruxes, and I give it 4 stars, 5 if it was longer. The next route is also glue-ins, it said 5.7 in chalk but it might be 5.8 due to some high steps, a good route I would give 3 stars to. The next route is Sweet Jane, no longer a mixed route it's completely bolted up now. The next route is mechanical bolts, it said 5.6 in chalk. It's a good route, the crux felt harder than 5.6, but considering the no hands rest directly before it, endurance wise it's a 6. I give it 3 stars.
Rollo said on September 4th, 2011
Why aren't these in the guide... I could really use 20pts.
ynp1 said on September 21st, 2011
The new routes around sweet Jane are pretty good. The one to the right I thought was 5.7, and the one two to the left (with a roof in the middle) was 5.10-. I would give both 3 stars.
Anonymous said on July 22nd, 2020
What would you rename the valley?
Anonymous said on July 22nd, 2020
"Muir Valley" vs "Devil Creek" What's the difference? I mean, the guy only established our national park system. If Gandhi got it, Muir will too! Won't protect his statues or namesake climbing areas.
Anonymous said on July 22nd, 2020
#OccupyMuirValley Saturday at 8:00 AM.