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The Brightest Fire 

YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Joe Kreidel,EFR,Brent Silvester,Vince Bates,'09
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Jul 24, 2009
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Starting up The Brightest Fire.

Photo by Peter Pi...
Closed to climbing, March 15-June 30 MORE INFO >>>


To date the easiest route at the Orifice Wall. The climbing is tricky and and has some crimps down low. The middle section is pumpy with a moderate last 15 feet. It might make a good warm up climb on a cloudy day or if you get there after 11 a.m.


Starts from the ledge that you traverse in on and is just right of Huck Finn.


Bolts donated by Josie Becker

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Scrunched up to get through the bulges. <br /> <br />Photo by Peter Piek
Scrunched up to get through the bulges.

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Showing off my long legs and white mans overbite. <br /> <br />Photo by Peter Piek
Showing off my long legs and white mans overbite.
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By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 30, 2009

is there a story behind the route's name?

By Joe Kreidel
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 30, 2009

Jon - After the route was equipped by others, I climbed it first. The day I climbed the route was the week of the 7th anniversary of the passing of my younger brother. The name is a small tribute to him.

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 7, 2009

i see. seems appropriate then.

By Luis Cisneros
From: Tucson
Aug 5, 2010
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a

The anchor biners were stolen from this route. We had to add new ones a couple of weeks ago. Clearly the person who did it downclimbed or topped out, either way seems a lot of work to booty two old biners... what is up with that?
This is an annoyance for climbers since the anchors have no chains. Please respect the climbing area and honor the fixed gear, it is left there for your own convenience.

By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 6, 2010

it's really surprising to me that climbers still occasionally remove anchor biners. i'm not sure if the cause is ignorance or self-centeredness, but in either case it's really annoying.

i suggest spray painting the carabiners the same color as the quick links and bolts. in addition to camouflaging the carabiners, doing this helps make it more clear they are intended to remain as part of the anchor. it also makes them less appealing to steal for personal use.

By Alexanderswiderski
Nov 1, 2010

Are the falls as safe on this wall as Orifice Politics? I haven't climbed ether, but spectated here after multi pitch on the other side. I would love to jump on one of these and feel this is probably the start?