|Chatfield Hollow Main Wall
More overhanging then it looks!
Start on the biggest wall at the bottom of a right diagonal crack that has huge jugs and handjams, layback your way up the crack to gain the horizontal, once here traverse right 15 ft then find your way up the cruxy part to the top , a real full-value climb! Dont forget your small cams for the crux.
Obvious line up the biggest wall in the middle of the cliff.
Sucks up gear, remember to extend the lower stuff.
From: Jackson, WY
Jun 1, 2009
A fun TR variation to this one is straight up the face. The line in the shadow of the tree in this photo, www.mountainproject.com/images/39/32/106283932_large_254dec.>>> A short traverse left to get the block hold was the crux. This start gives the route a more sustained feeling, meeting up in the big horizontal part, before the second crux.
|By John Biehn|
From: Madison, CT
Jun 15, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a
I've heard this one get called Z Crack, Zig Zag, and Forearm Frenzy... Once you leave the large horizontal you get into the business and its usually much dirtier.
I've found lots of snake skins in the large horizontal... adds some excitement.
From: The land of steady habits
Aug 19, 2011
I nominate this route as the best trad line in CT. It would be a classic anywhere in the world.
Dec 11, 2013
this route is so good. I cant believe how many climbers in this state have NOT lead this. It should be numero uno on every CT climber's tick list. LEAD IT!