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Routes in Fire Wall

8th Rule, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Firestarter S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Hueco Thanks S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Restless in Paradise S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Seam Surreal S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Staring Without Caring S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Torcher, The S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Urban Refugee S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Urban Refugee Start S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Description

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.

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fire Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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The Torcher
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Urban Refugee Start
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Firestarter
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Urban Refugee
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Torcher
 7
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Urban Refugee Start
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Firestarter
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Urban Refugee
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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calvino
Marblemount, WA
calvino   Marblemount, WA
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. May 12, 2014
Ken Soo 1
Winthrop, WA
Ken Soo 1   Winthrop, WA
Hi, I'm looking for a climbing partner from now to late October. Wanting to hit up Gatecreek and Prospector!

email me here klsoo0213@gmail.com

-Ken Oct 5, 2016
Drewsky  
Heed the warning about snakes: they're out and about from late spring through fall. I've been rattled at twice and the creek makes it hard to hear them until you're about to step on them. Jun 20, 2017

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