Skip to Content

Bird of Fire - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.40/5 Average Rating : 4.40 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 8
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (45)
Premier Sponsor:
Rock (Trad)
1
Pro to 1.5", anchor bolts (no rap)
80
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.56/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.11/5
  Fun Factor 4.56/5

Description:

Classic crack route. Heady face start to gain crack.

Descent Options:

Walk to climber's right to bolted rap station atop Rites of Spring.

Submitted by: baja_java on 2004-08-11
Last Modified: 2007-02-22
Views: 1230
Route ID: 10968

Most Recent Photos

45 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent
GoRead all 45 ascent notes

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-05-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Bird on Fire

More challenging than any 5.10b or 10c I have led at Jtree. Gets a ton of sun by mid May....wait until late afternoon or evening that late in the year. All fixed gear had been removed for the start (2013). I came in from the right and thought that was heady climbing to my first piece. This finger crack will eat up tons of small gear. The crux is the bulge, getting your feet in right sequence will be critical. Finally get a hand jam after several meters of hard thoughtful climbing for this grade. With Alfred from CA.

Added: 2013-05-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: BenHorton on 2012-05-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Got it.

Harder than the first time, however, got the redpoint.

Added: 2012-05-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: BenHorton on 2012-05-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Absolutely awesome

Love this route, felt kind of easy for the grade, but I think JTRee easy routes are actually just hard... (Not a true onsight, belayer got the rope stuck and I had to wait a few minutes for them to fix things... Otherwise it went down easy)

Added: 2012-05-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
Flash Flash ascent by: aerili on 2011-12-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars No Bad Moves

An uber classic. A lil PG at the start but not bad.

Added: 2012-01-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: cliffhanger9 on 2011-03-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars sweeeet fingercrack

TRed w/Zep, Dan D. lapped twice. backstep before crux is key. awesomely classic finger crack, high first placement but. Super fun!

Added: 2011-03-28

... Read all 45 ascent notes