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Western Coastal Slope  


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Description 

Climbing in this part of the state is difficult was find until sites like mountainproject.com came around. Now it's a little less difficult but there are many issues and few good crags. Given the long history of climbing in CT and the dense population, this area of CT has many little areas spread around which have been explored and climbed by many of the best climbers of their time. As such, there is very little which has not already been climbed at one point or another in established areas unless you are climbing at the highest levels of the sport. Get out have some fun and remember... be discrete!

Getting There 

I-95 and I-695 provide access with many other roads all heading towards "The City" (Read: New York City)

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.2 miles from here

69 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',7],['5.8',8],['5.9',14],['5.10',15],['5.11',6],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Western Coastal Slope:
Wiessner's Rib   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     , 2 pitches, 120'   Sleeping Giant
5.6 (2)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Ledge : Main Face
Tax Evasion Haven   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
Frenchman's Cap   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     , 70'   Sleeping Giant
Nickle And Dime   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   South Buttress : Ballfield Slabs
Crackrock Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
Z Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Laddin's Rock
Yvete   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sleeping Giant
Devil's Cut   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
30 Seconds to All Night   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   South Buttress : Ballfield Slabs
Ground Effect   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Great Ledge : Main Face
West Rock Crack   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   South Buttress : Ballfield Slabs
Late For Supper   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Ledge : Main Face
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Featured Route For Western Coastal Slope
Wiessner's Rib

Wiessner's Rib 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CT : Western Coastal Slope : Sleeping Giant
Fritz Wiessner had a good eye for the classic climbs. The start of this climb can be found by heading straight up from the intersection of the main (Tower) trail and the white trail. After hiking up to the base of the rib, walk right and up to a ledge at the base of the route; step left to belay away from the poison ivy. On the left side of the ledge is a dihedral system. Follow this up about 25 feet to a ledge. Step right across a small slab and climb easily to an obvious dihedral. La...[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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