Avg: 3.4 from 129 votes
Routes in Fire Wall
|Boob Tube S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Burnt Offerings S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Fire Show S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Fire Starter S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|For Helga S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Groove Tube S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Up in Smoke S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|White Hot Hernias S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Type:||Sport, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Mark Maffe 1995 First Pitch, Ray Bernard? 2nd Pitch|
|Page Views:||11,788 total, 89/month|
|Shared By:||Adam on Dec 24, 2006|
|Admins:||Brian Boyd, Nate Ball|
Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. Details
DescriptionThis is a very cool climb!!!
On the first pitch the crux might be near the ground. The 2nd pitch is seldom done but has a few harder spots.
Mark Maffe discovered the first pitch of Groove Tube in 1995. It was buried beneath jungle growth and he cleaned it, added protection and gave the rating 5.10 (even though it was a very soft rating - he was worried that no one would climb it if he rated it lower, especially given the already soft ratings in that area - and he really wanted people to climb it since it's such a fun climb).
FA info in King's original guidebook was a misprint.