Most developed section of Crane Mountain's Summit cliffs. The bottom lies tucked in dense conifer growth, once above this, the south-facing aspect gives this plenty of sunshine.
Though the rock is clean enough for the moderate routes, this is much like alpine character climbing. Check holds and bring a wire brush. A few of the routes have been scrubbed a bit.
Climbs range from 30' to a bit over 100' tall.
Rock is coarse-grained granitic gneiss.
This area is the second-most popular crag on the summit (first being the Prows, right of the Ladder), but still sees very little traffic.
Walk west of the actual summit for about 200 yards. At a point where the trail goes beside a ridge at the top of a 20' cliff with a small camping "nook" among conifers below, this is the Firecamp area. There is a rappel anchor on the (skier's) left side of the main wall. A 60m rope will reach the base of the cliff near Thank You, Cindy's start.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
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Featured Route For Firecamp Wall
Original Exploit 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c NY
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The crux is getting up the overhanging wall after leaving the flake.Some necessary holds seem very friable. To date, they've held, but any pro would rely on one of these not breaking, or a groundfall would result.This was one of the first routes I inspected on Crane. An attempt to lead it ended in the FA of Thank You, Cindy.Either chimney up the flake "cave" or clamber up boulders to the right. On top of the big flake, step up and left to gain a fading crack as it breaks the overhanging...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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