BETA PHOTO: The base of the left side of Fire Wall, near Fires...
A large, yet relatively undeveloped, massif of quality limestone. The crag is affected by diurnal winds and provides a secluded sport climbing destination. The established routes currently range from 5.10+ to 5.13a, while a single project has turned away all efforts to date.
From the Mazama General Store, head west on Lost River Road for 5ish miles until the road begins to get windy and 35mph signs are seen (past Goat Wall). There is a primitive campsite with a large pullout extending west, park here. The trail starts across the street and leads into the forest. The trail is fairly worn, ultimately navigating across and up a large gully of talus. Watch out for snakes in the warmer months. After about 30 minutes the trail will split. The wall straight up is the Fire Wall, while the trail to the left leads to the Rough Cut Wall.
Climbing Season For the Mazama area.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Fire Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fire Wall:
The Torcher 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Fire Wall
Urban Refugee 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b WA
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The first half of the pitch (7 bolts) ends at a small ledge (with anchors) and goes at 5.11b, making it one of the easiest climbs at the crag. Ascending the entire climb goes at 5.12d (13 bolts). The lower part is steep but has large hold while the top follows a crimpy line....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
The waterfall at the Fire Wall
From: Marblemount, WA
May 12, 2014
Parking for the fire wall is 4 miles from the Mazama store and 100 yards before a bridge crossing Gate Creek (unmarked). Recent development includes a couple 5.14s and some fixed draws. The classic climb "Firestarter" 5.12c and the first part of "Urban Refugee" 5.11b now have fixed steel quickdraws. This really helps identify routes and distinguish between lines that are very close to one another. Very fun climbing, worth the trip.