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Routes in Merimere Face

Lightening Strike TR 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Thor's Hammer T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thunder Bolt Crack T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
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Elevation: 646 ft
GPS: 41.559, -72.829 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: andrew kulmatiski on Oct 23, 2006
Admins: Morgan Patterson
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Access Issue: Open with restrictions - Private Property Details

Description

Several 60-80', S and E facing cliffs overlooking the Merimere Reservoir - surprisingly beautiful spot for the area. Solid dark basalt rock, pretty secluded.

By John Peterson:

This area contains a number of different rock faces. As you look across the water from the approach road, Ampitheater is the biggest face, on the left, Fall Wall is a smaller face to the right, and Merimere Face is the rightmost of the larger cliffs, easily identified by the roofs of Thor's Hammer.

There are many smaller routes on the crags near the castle but these are mostly garbage (literally). Of all the routes in the green book in the castle area, the only one I'd reccomend is Glassworks.

Getting There

Take Route 691 about 2 miles past Meriden and exit onto Main St. Go about 3/4 mi east to Hubbard Park. Drive N in the park and park under the overpass. The gate is closed in the early evening, so don't drive in unless you will definitely be out early. If you can get out early it is only a few hundred yard walk east to the top of the cliffs.

From the overpass, walk about 1/2 mi up the road and cut left at the Southern edge of the reservoir. Follow a trail for a few hundred yards. When the trail cuts uphill and hard left, continue straight up a spur path. Hike another 10 minutes up the scree.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Merimere Face

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Thor's Hammer
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
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Thunder Bolt Crack
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thor's Hammer
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Thunder Bolt Crack
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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