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Aug 1, 2016
My friends and I are looking to visit Franklin Gorge mid August and looking for camping/cabin recommendations. Also, I believe I saw some beta that areas or lines may be chossy. Trying to understand how good the rock quality is.
Much thanks in advance.
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Aug 2, 2016
Best place to stay is here:

You can camp out front or rent a small cabin that has a basic bathroom, kitchen and bunk beds. Have to call, no online reservations though or website. That place is like 10-15min drive to the crag.
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Aug 2, 2016
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Pm sent. ^ Nice place and good people too. Ronbo
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Aug 2, 2016
Many folks also camp at the Seneca campgrounds when they climb at Franklin or the other area sport crags.

Yes, there is a fair bit of loose rock around Franklin, but it's pretty easily avoided. It is generally found on the more featured moderate routes, but some of the less travelled lines of all grades can have it as well. Use common sense and tread lightly - helmets aren't necessary per se, but they may very useful on crowded days.

There is a guidebook available Here
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