For good reason, one of the most climbed 5.12 sport routes in the Lower Gorge. Continuously enjoyable and interesting moves in sustained, varied and technical terrain create this classic climb. The crux is about 2/3rds up.
Wildfire Wall, South side of the Crooked River.
Starts on a block leaning against the wall and veers up and left.
Bolts with rap anchors at the top.
|By Vernon Stiefel|
Apr 5, 2006
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a
This is one of many stupendous routes in the Lower Gorge pioneered by John Rich. He recently extended the route on overhanging jugs (10c - bolt protected) for a full value 100' pitch!
|By Max Tepfer|
From: Bend, OR
May 5, 2013
FWIW, the extension is in-credible! Definitely do it. Unlike anything else at the grade in the Park.