|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 50'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]|
|Submitted By:||Kevin Johnson on Dec 12, 2010|
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May 16, 2015
Rite of Spring is an example of one of the finest traprock climbs in the State and is recommeded for any local or visiting climber.
Like many climbs in CT, a seemingly stout-for-the-grade on-sight ascent would be a proud and somewhat serious endeavor. However, with some reconnaissance, this CT classic is more approachable than it may seem; rewarding precise movement, attention to detail, and careful selection of footholds, combined with excellent gear.
A "standard CT top rope" can be set up from 2 large trees with around 75 of static rope or webbing behind the large top-out platform. Get the master-point to hang in the corner below the 4 tall evergreen where the climb tops-out. You can use a blue tricam, or similar, in a crack skiers left of this tree to keep the anchor from sliding skiers right if you feel the need.
To access this area from the base of the climb, head climbers left for a few hundred feet, then up a somewhat loose open gully that trends right. The top-out platform is where this gully levels off, before getting all the way up to the blue trail.
Climb safe and enjoy this stellar route!