Start is loose blocks to a great hand / fist crack to the top. Sustained climbing to the crux near the top where the crack thins to fingers. Wonderful crack climbing- tape is reccomended.
Cat Crack is the right dominate crack going up the Amphitheatre face. Once on top rap off of trees...
Great pro to 3"; Natural anchors (trees) at the top-
Doug S., totally pysched to be climbing the best j...
Doug leaving the looseness after the stem start on...
From: The land of steady habits
Jan 20, 2008
I'll be bringing a #5 camelot just 'cause
From: Middletown, RI
Sep 1, 2008
This climb was very sustained and the closest thing to the Creek I have climbed in CT. Quite possibly the best crack in CT, actual jamming and not face climbing. Awesome.
May 28, 2010
Great climb and very sustained. A few seperate cruxes but hardest part is tight hands. Takes good gear. 1st pro is 15 feet off the ground (easy moves on bad rock) so be careful. Hard .10
|By Kevin Johnson|
Dec 12, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
The best hand crack line in CT, with actual hand jamming through the crux of the route. This climb is a must for any CT crack lover.
|By Kalil Oldham|
From: NY, NY
Nov 28, 2011
I agree with Kevin - it's great to have a sustained crack climb in CT that requires good technique. That said, I got worked. It's got few rests.
|By stephen arsenault|
Apr 29, 2013
Having done the 1st ascent of this route, with Sam Streibert, I went back last year to repeat it, but it was soaking wet. We didn't have cams BITD, and it must be easier with modern gear and sticky rubber.
I plan to get back on this soon
|By Morgan Patterson|
Apr 29, 2013
Thanks for posting Stephen! Have someone take some photos of your ascent if you can - it would be great see them on the site!!
From: West Hartford, Connecticut
Nov 26, 2013
On 11/25/13 the large chockstone at the begininng of the offwidth section came loose. The difficulty has increased marginally but dont expect to have the huge jug to place your first piece. Extra care should be taken in the rotten rock section. The large smearing left-foothold also in that section is questionable as well.