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Western Coastal Slope Rock Climbing 


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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

105 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',20],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',16],['5.7',9],['5.8',13],['5.9',20],['5.10',18],['5.11',12],['5.12',9],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Western Coastal Slope

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Western Coastal Slope:
5.6 (2)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Ledge : Main Face
Wiessner's Rib   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     , 2 pitches, 120'   Sleeping Giant State Park : The Chin
Spiders Sunbathe in Serenity   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 55'   Webb Mountain Park : Blue Trail Section
Tax Evasion Haven   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
Gargantua the Brood Mother Spider   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 55'   Webb Mountain Park : Blue Trail Section
Frenchman's Cap   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     , 70'   Sleeping Giant State Park : The Chin
Nickel And Dime   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs
Crackrock Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
That 70 Show   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs
Yvette   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sleeping Giant State Park : The Chin
Z Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Laddin's Rock
Devil's Cut   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     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 : Ball Field Slabs
The People's Rock   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 55'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
Ground Effect   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Great Ledge : Main Face
Slightly Removed   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 100'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
West Rock Crack   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs
The Tree of Life   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
Late For Supper   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Ledge : Main Face
Winning and Losing   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
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Featured Route For Western Coastal Slope
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the route from the anchors.  Desparet...

Slightly Removed 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CT : Western Coastal Slope : ... : Old Quarry Walls
The stunning obvious golden wall on the left face opposite of Desparete. Start up a small corner, then make boulder moves out a bulge. Climb into a huge bomb bay corner reminiscent of a desert corner. Climb up a splitter crack through a roof, then onto a slab. The crux is at the very end move slightly right then up to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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