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Another great way, besides having as much fire defense as you can (Pharros Mask, Orange Burr, Flame Quartz Ring, Smelter Set...) is wearing the cat ring and the after casting Flash Sweat running and jumping from the platform above (skipping more than half of lava path and almost no fall damage). Just did it, even had time to feather out.
Has been replaced with a shield called Phoenix Parma.