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Elevation: 2,564 ft
GPS: 44.52611, -72.54556
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The Fire Tower Crag is a couple hundred feet below the Elmore Mountain fire tower. With good rock quality, very straight forward approach and amazing views of Lake Elmore its a great place to combine a hike with a couple laps of climbing. To make a great days outing, add in a quick swim at the beach and then enjoy a pizza and a couple beers on the back deck at Fire Tower Pizza (on the water at the Elmore Store). While there is currently only a few established routes, there is potential for more route development and a few other cliffs in the area yet to be thoroughly explored.

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From the Lake Elmore beach parking area follow the Fire Tower Trail, beginning on a service road and eventually leading to the hiking trail. (approx. 2.2miles). To reduce the hike to 1.5 miles enter through Elmore State Park (small fee), and drive all the way to the trail head. After passing the site of the old watchmans cabin (burned down), continue up toward the fire tower. Just as the trail stops traversing to the south and heads directly toward the tower look for a small cairn and a climbers trail on the left. In a few yards this brings you to the top of the cliff and wide open viewing area. I dont recommend approaching the cliff from below as its is a maze of steep heavily wooded moss covered talus. Rappell from the top of “ASSend to Victory” using an anchor just a few yards beyond the lookout and just past the obvious corner in the cliff. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fire Tower Crag (Elmore Mtn)

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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ASSend to Victory
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
ASSend to Victory
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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