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|Type:||Sport, 90 ft (27 m)|
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|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Nov 17, 2009|
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The valley is home to more than 30 separate climbing walls, all open to climbers at no charge, a $10 fee is charged per car for parking to offset maintenance costs.
Some important rules must be followed to ensure future access and enjoyment by all. A complete list can be found at muirvalley.org/tabs/#pills-1 , but the most important are listed below:
- All climbers must fill out a legal release form before climbing. muirvalley.org/waiver/ ;
- The parking lot described in the directions below is the only permitted parking. Do not park on private drives.
- No dogs are allowed in Muir Valley (nor left in your car in the parking lot.)
- No hammocks are allowed to be hung/used in Muir Valley.
Stick clip the first bolt. The route begins with a boulder problem that is supposed to be in the V6 range, but the only way to achieve that sort of difficulty is to ignore obvious large holds that are no more than one arm-length from the plumb line. If the guidebook grade of 12d is important to you, ignore the obvious holds and climb mossy divots straight up.
The obvious sequence is to start a bit right, climb up to the horizontal crimp band, traverse left along the band to the flake, then up & back right. From this point head straight up along the cool, featured streak to a no hands rest on the ledge. For some reason the route doesn't end at this ledge. Instead climb the pumpy overhanging wall above to the crappy, rope-twisting anchor.