After passing the Prairie Walls area there is a small section of forest with no established climbs (see Getting There: Mini Fortress Area), followed by a section of exposed and climbable rock. In fewer words, a short patch of forest north of Aroma Buttress separates First Fortress from the Prairie Walls Area. This is the First Fortress.AnchorsGetting to the anchors is fairly simple using an approach about 20 yards south of First Fortress. Hug the cliff for a short walk while dodging trees and enter a small crevasse about 2 feet wide. Scrambling to the top is safe and protected here. Alternatively, there are a variety of 5.1 approaches you could choose if you don't mind the obvious consequences of climbing with gear on your back.