Ragged Mountain Rock Climbing
Ragged Coon. Don't TR on my trees!!
Ragged Mountain, est. 761 feet (232 m), is a traprock mountain ridge located 3 miles (5 km) west of New Britain, Connecticut in the town of Southington and Berlin, Connecticut. It is part of the narrow, linear Metacomet Ridge that extends from Long Island Sound near New Haven, Connecticut, north through the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts to the Vermont border. The mountain, a popular hiking and rock climbing attraction located between metropolitan Hartford and Meriden, is known for expansive vistas, vertical cliff faces, mountain ridge reservoirs, unique microclimate ecosystems, and rare plant communities. Ragged Mountain is traversed by the 51-mile (82 km) Metacomet Trail. - wikipedia.org
Ragged Mountain is home to many fine crags, most of which are on private property, posted no trespassing, and have a history of landowner/climber tensions. To list just a few crags on Ragged Mountain for historical purposes:
May Crack Block
Mountain in Southington, CT. Recommended parking is in Timberlin Park. Follow trail north. There is also street parking on Sheldon Rd but parking is limited and one MUST NOT block driveways or park directly in front of people's homes.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
85 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',42],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Ragged Mountain
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ragged Mountain:
Featured Route For Ragged Mountain
Subline 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CT
: Central Valley
: ... : Main Cliff
Another classic Ragged testpiece. Start at a roof immediately right of Unconquerable. Pull the roof into some tiny cracks and then climb mostly straight up. This pitch keeps coming at you and is a burly lead. The pro is all there but it's hard to hang and place it. Now that the fixed pins are gone this has become a real test of leading skills.If you want to TR this (and Unconquerable), locate a pine tree that's about 10 - 15 feet down from the top of the cliff that marks this route and Unco...[more] Browse More Classics in CT
Ragged Mountain Main Cliff looking left (north) in...