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The Fire Wall

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 2 - 3 5

Directions to The Fire Wall

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
West side of Coal Bank Hollow near the mouth of the hollow across from Coyote Cliff. The fire of November 2005 tore through this area and the scars can still be seen. There are a variety of ways to reach the Fire Wall, but to avoid trespassing the small tract of land owned by the Smokey Fork Bed and Breakfast, it is best to approach it from Coyote Cliff. After the short ledge traverse (or gully descent) on the trail to Coyote Cliff find a faint trail underneath which will take you down to the creek. Cross the creek and follow a fixed rope up a steep, but short, path to reach the main buttress.

Wall Sun: Morning

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Unknown Hand Crack Trad 5.4


Driller Instinct Sport 5.11d
3.40  (5) 35ft


Fire and Rain (CLOSED) Sport 5.10a
2.14  (7) 70ft  


Firestarter Sport 5.11a
2.00  (6) 65ft


Oddballs Trad 5.8+
1.33  (3) 50ft  


Josephine said on August 25th, 2008
there is a fixed rope up the "steep, but short" path to reach the main buttress. i thought this cliff was kinda fun - but since no one ever goes here the rock is still fragile. bring a helmet for belaying. gets nice afternoon shade in the summer time so it works well with Coyote Cliff which gets nice morning shade.