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Westwoods Rock Climbing 

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Tons of granite boulders and short ridge lines to be discovered. A great place to grab the dog and your shoes and find an adventure.

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Getting There 

Located in Guilford (and into the Branford quarry) off I-95. Many entrances located off RT 1 near Bishops Orchards (great market). Map found here in PDF format-

Climbing Season

For the CT Bouldering area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Just getting through the crux on the FA send, Apr/...

You Might Not Make it to the Gables V4 6B CT : CT Bouldering : ... : Geriatric Ward
The line follows some decent, grippy holds and high feet, to an obvious horizontal crack. This is where the crux is, from the crack, you need to paste feet high on the wall and commit to two small crimps, until you make it to the right facing flake, from there it's easy street, with all positive holds, over the round lip. Suggest you either TR or practice the moves on TR before making an attempt. Video of the original ascent (wide angle of the GoPro does the height of this line no justice@SEMICO...[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

Photos of Westwoods Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: bunny boulder
bunny boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: yet another undone hard one
yet another undone hard one
Rock Climbing Photo: cleaning up a new sunny spot
cleaning up a new sunny spot
Rock Climbing Photo: end of undone hard one
end of undone hard one
Rock Climbing Photo: Open project ya'll !
Open project ya'll !

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By czd
Dec 6, 2010
This place is pure untapped potential. TONS of boulders and cliffs. Some stunning crack lines (up to 40-50 feet) and so much bouldering. Really great rock and its all condensed and accessible by trails. I don't know how this place hasn't gotten more attention...
By FooDawg
From: New Haven, CT
Dec 17, 2011
We were out there today, It's pretty sharp pink granite because of erosion. Tears your fingertips up worse than anything else in CT. Needs a LOT of attention and love to clean and set here. I can see why people could get turned off by this type of rock.
By T Roper
Dec 18, 2011
Some people hate it, some are OK with it. It does toughen the hands and would be great training for a trip to Joshua Tree. If only there were more Frankenrocks around...
By Cricket
From: From the heart
Feb 18, 2013
Yeah I agree it's got tons of rock but its not the nicest to touch. Seems to be earning a lovable reputation with the locals ... It's nice to know when your out there putting up problems that other people actually do the same out there. It gets lonely out there sometimes. There's a couple real nice cracks on my hit list... I better get them done sounds like.

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