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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)

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

58 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',27],['Bomb',4]

Classic Climbing Routes in Firewall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Firewall:
Fresh Bag   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport   Sport Routes
Unnamed 5.9   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport   Sport Routes
Firecracker (New)   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport   Sport Routes
Burnt Beyond Recognition (Mixed)   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport   Sport Routes
Optimus Prime   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 55'   Sport Routes
OC Roof   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport   Sport Routes
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Rock Climbing Photo: Awesome pinch in there.

Dalha Wanna 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Connecticut : Central Valley : ... : Sport Routes
This route starts under the overhang about 15 ft. past Mobe's Route. Work up the overhanging start on good holds to gain an awkward rest on a crack. From here step right onto the face to strenous moves and a bolt or two. Work to the top of the face and then up and over several ledges (gear or R/X) to an anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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By JIncillo
Sep 5, 2013
Saw a Copperhead today. Keep your eyes open when climbing here!
Rock Climbing Photo: Copperhead at firewall on 9/5/13
Copperhead at firewall on 9/5/13
By Morgan Patterson
Sep 6, 2013
Whoa... that guy is BIG!

Thanks for posting...
By DPas
Oct 17, 2015
You don't need any sort of parking permit for Crescent Lake-
I live right down the road and utilize the trails weekly. I have never even heard of obtaining a parking permit.

Sport climbs may or may not need supplemental gear. Bring a crash pad, or a stick clip for the first bolts in the cave.
By DangerDave
Jun 10, 2016
Far Left access trail nesting birds on trail avoid/dnd please! 6/6/16

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