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Burnt Beyond Recognition (Mixed) T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dalha Wanna T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
El Chiste S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Eternal Flame S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Firecracker (New) S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fresh Bag T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Get Jiggy With It S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hot Feet S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Iron Sheik S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
OC Road To Nowhere S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
OC Roof T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
OC Spiked S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Optimus Prime S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Proj T,S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Return to Zero S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Spike Roof S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Unnamed 5.11c T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unnamed 5.9 T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 628 ft
GPS: 41.649, -72.834 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Morgan Patterson on Mar 22, 2013
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Description

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 Timber Rattlers (Sept. 2012)

Getting There

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.

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fresh Bag
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed 5.9
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Firecracker (New)
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Burnt Beyond Recognition (Mixed)
Trad, Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Optimus Prime
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
OC Roof
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fresh Bag 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Unnamed 5.9 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Firecracker (New) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Burnt Beyond Recognition (M… 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
Optimus Prime 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
OC Roof 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
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