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Ragged Mountain 


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Elevation: 761'
Location: 41.6182, -72.8184 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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:

Main cliff
Small Cliff
Outcrop Cliff
May Crack Block
Citadel
Owl's Lair
Junkyard
Wasp's Nest
Cathedral Rock
Shooting Gallery


Getting There 

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.


84 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ragged Mountain:
Wiessner Slab   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 60'   Main Cliff
Ancient Way   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 60'   Main Cliff
Knight's Move   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 60'   Main Cliff
Wet Wall   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Cemetary Vault   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   Main Cliff
Tower Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 30'   Main Cliff
Carey Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Broadway   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Cliff
Wiessner Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 40'   Main Cliff
Bombay   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
North End   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Marlinspike   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Main Cliff
Vector   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Kor Crack   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
YMC Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Vanishing Point   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 85'   Main Cliff
Unconquerable Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 80'   Main Cliff
Aid Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 40'   Main Cliff
Ragged Edge   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Cliff
Subline   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad   Main Cliff
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Featured Route For Ragged Mountain
Wiessner crack (looking down from top) and Weissner slab below it.

Wiessner Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CT : Central CT : ... : Main Cliff
This is the corner above the right side of Wiessner slab. Either climb the slab, set your belay, and contemplate leading this climb in 1934 with ancient gear or start the corner from the ground on the inside of the chimney. By starting in the chimney(5.6+) it is easy to do in one pitch.This is a stiff but protectable lead that takes a variety of gear. You can protect just about anywhere if you can hang in there. I've seen some serious falls on this when the leader decided to just go for...[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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Ragged Mountain Main Cliff looking left (north) in June.
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