A chossy 70' west facing cliff. Excellent rock with some large roofs. The sport routes here are spicy and many of them require a piece or two of gear. Somehow Ken Nichols was able to find 40 routes on this small cliff, most people only climb the 15 or so bolted routes that have been added down below in some line drawings/topos.
In 8/2008 a group of climbers (C3 Connecticut Climbers Coalition) obtained permission from the town of Southington to place bolts at the Fire Wall. They also stabilized trails and cleaned up trash in the area.
BEWARE: This area has Copperheads and/or Timber Rattlers (Sept. 2013)
Park at Crescent Lake Park, but a $25 annual parking pass is required, the parking lot is small (about 30 spaces), is shared by resident park users, and it is USUALLY gated between 5pm and 7am. Parking passes are sold at the Southington town hall (parks and rec. dept. - basement) during normal business hours. If you park there, hike east along the shore of the reservoir, then up to the crag. The gate closes at different times during the year so pay attention to the posted signs and dont be late getting out of there or you may have a long walk home.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
58 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',27],['Bomb',4]
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Starting on the right side of the hole at a left facing corner work up above the bulge to a bolt. Step left at the bulge onto the face and climb towards the next bolt. From here some tricky moves lead to the large horizontal (without gear R/X). At the horizontal fire up over the lip to decent holds and another bolt. Work up easy ledges past one last bolt to the anchor. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CT
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Sep 5, 2013
Saw a Copperhead today. Keep your eyes open when climbing here!
Copperhead at firewall on 9/5/13
By Morgan Patterson
Sep 6, 2013
Whoa... that guy is BIG!
Thanks for posting...