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Hubbard Park / East Peak

Hubbard Park / East Peak  


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Location: 41.5569, -72.8316 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Cricket on Apr 13, 2011
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Located near Meriden. These are some decent boulders visible from I-691 on the north side of the highway just before the pedestrian bridge of hubbard park. Take a left off of exit 4 on the 691 westbound. then take a left on W Main St and head downhill about 1/2 mile and the park entrance will be on the left. Park at the trailhead at the back of the pond area.

There are about 12 good boulders in this area, some smallish and some highball. The rock is traprock and the holds are big diamond shaped traprock on the ends of the boulders, and a more smeary, textured surface on the faces/backs of the boulders. Someone else has climbed here as I found chalk on some of the more obvious lines. There are some genuinely fun problems here, be sure to check it out.

I will try to get out and take some photos of some of the more obvious lines. If anyone has climbed here or knows who did the FA's or has beta for this area please add it here. Also, if this was someones secret spot, I'm sorry, I figured it was fair game since its in plain view from the highway.

Getting There 

From the parking area, take the trail northwest along the highway for about 10 minutes to the pedestrian overpass. Cross the overpass and head up the trail towards the tower, but veer off to the right after about 150 yards of uphill. From here you are traveling cross country about 300 yards to the boulder field. You will be within earshot/view of 691.

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Weather station 3.3 miles from here


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Slightly wet out but great boulder
Slightly wet out but great boulder

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By FooDawg
From: New Haven, CT
Jun 30, 2011
Hand's down, one of the best bouldering locations in CT. Some real potential here.
By Nick Votto
Oct 11, 2011
OK so the secrets finally out here....a couple friends and I started putting problems up here about 12-13 years ago. We've got 20-30 good problems in the area and a bunch of other not so good ones. Even this spring we put up a couple new ones after bouldering here half of our lifes. Its a good spot and if anyones interested I'll show them around as I'm back in my hometown for a bit and live 10 minutes away.
Cheers, Nick
By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
May 3, 2012
Always looked never stopped... nice work!