Rattlesnake Cliff Rock Climbing
Trail Register box at the top of Rattlesnake Rock.
This wooded crag makes an excellent winter crag. It is south facing and gets sun for most of the afternoon. The summit offers pleasant views of the eastern side of the ridge. In the summertime, there are persistent mosquitoes, and the right side of the cliff weeps.
Follow the Metacomet trail from Pinnacle or from Route 6. The last time I visited there was a climber's trail starting from the neighborhood west of the crag.
Find the power lines on Forest Hills Dr. Follow the lines south for about 1/4 mile and look for a trail on the left. If you do not find a trail on the left, head left until you find either a quad trail on the metacomet. The quad trail can be followed, But eventually you will need to just head uphill. When you find the Metacomet, follow it north towards the crag. If you hit Greenwall, you have gone too far.
Climbing Season For the Rattlesnake Mountain area.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
28 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Rattlesnake Cliff
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rattlesnake Cliff:
Solidarity 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'
Featured Route For Rattlesnake Cliff
Roller Coaster 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
: Central Valley
: ... : Rattlesnake Cliff
Start near the middle of the face. Climb up over two horizontal overlaps, Follow the contour of the third overlap up and right to a good hold. Then head left to a small left-facing corner. When you reach the roof, traverse left and pull that sucker beneath a small left-facing corner....[more] Browse More Classics in CT
The boulder cave from below
The upper opening of the "boulder cave"....
Left-most wall containing Roller Coaster, Down-to-...
These guys are how this place got it's name. This ...
Jun 6, 2013
Does anyone know if this can be climbed on TR? I have a friend that hikes and wants to try it but hes not really ready for trad...
By Morgan Patterson
Jun 7, 2013
Everything in CT can be TR'd just bring 100 ft of static and some gear...
Mar 19, 2015
Approaching from Forest Hills Dr. is not very good these days. The power line right-of-way is heavily overgrown and flanked by new houses. You can approach from the cul-de-sac to Green Wall and then continue south on the Metacomet Trail but this route can be hard to find your first time. Following the Metacomet Trail from Rt. 6 or Pinnacle is the safest bet.