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Rattlesnake Cliff

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Climbing Bind T,TR 
Coil Spring T,TR 
Darkness at Noon TR 
Diamondback TR 
Down-to-Earth T 
Duck-Over T,S 
Flying Raccoon T 
Franny and Zoey T 
Hard Nut to Crack T,TR 
Ivy League TR 
Log Jam T 
Moondog Delight T 
Mother Russia T,TR 
Near Miss T,TR 
Night shift T 
Pieces of Eight T 
Pit Viper T,TR 
Rattler TR 
Roller Coaster T,TR 
Shorthanded T,TR 
Slip Knot T 
Snakebite T,TR 
Solidarity T,TR 
Squeezed Out T,TR 
Three Stooges T,TR 
Tight Feeling T,TR 
Twister T,TR 
Verdant T,TR 

Rattlesnake Cliff 


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Location: 41.6998, -72.8326 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: percious on Feb 21, 2009
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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


28 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rattlesnake Cliff:
Moondog Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Franny and Zoey   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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The Three Stooges variation to <a href='/v/franny-and-zoey/106368322'>Franny and Zoey</a>

Three Stooges 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c CT : Central CT : ... : Rattlesnake Cliff
A variation to Franny and Zoey. Begin about 20 feet left of the normal route below a left-facing corner. At the top of the corner, traverse right on the ledge and finish on the regular route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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The upper opening of the "boulder cave".  The Metacomet Trail runs right through it.
The upper opening of the "boulder cave". The Meta...
The boulder cave from below
The boulder cave from below
Trail Register box at the top of Rattlesnake Rock.
Trail Register box at the top of Rattlesnake Rock.
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By Apc0243
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
Administrator
Jun 7, 2013

Everything in CT can be TR'd just bring 100 ft of static and some gear...