This enjoyable dihedral route involves diverse climbing with a crux near the start. The upper section eases off some, but remains interesting.
Wildfire Wall (South side of the Crooked River)
Gear to 3 inches with wires/small cams.
|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
May 20, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
This climb is just left of Gruff and shares the anchors via an easy traverse at the top. The climbing is well protected and enjoyable. Short, tricky moves are separated by big rests.
Mar 12, 2008
Easier for tall folks (I'm over 6'); my wife at 5'3" had a tougher time on this one. One or two thin moves, then a good jug/rest.
From: Portland, OR
Sep 18, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
This climb is basically 5.9+ or 5.10- with the first twenty feet or so being a more solid 5.10. Two or three times I felt pretty advantaged being taller (6'2) though, especially at the beginning...
|By Phill T|
Jun 14, 2012
I thought this line was better and quite a bit easier than Gruff next door. Its a series of thoughtful moves punctuated by great rests before the next move. slammer hands for the top 1/3 to the chains. Lots of bird evidence tho.