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Some of the best long routes in Connecticut are in the Ampitheater including Cat Crack (5.10) and Dol Guldur (5.11) Reaching heights of 110', there are a variety of face climbs, chimneys to off widths to fingers and hands- something for everyone. The scenery is incredible, especially in the Fall, when the Ampitheater is best. A great spot for cold weather climbing.
Follow the Metacomet (Blue Blazed Trail) from the Castle parking lot, for about 10 minutes to an overlook characterized by the bulge that rises to block the view (somewhat elusive for the first timer, meet up with someone who knows the area).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Amphitheater:
Rat Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 110'
Black Corner 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Squirrel Cage 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Cat Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Sickle 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Dol Guldur 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad, TR, Chipped, 1 pitch, 80'
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