Elevation: 440 ft
GPS: 41.63, -72.81 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Dec 10, 2007
Admins: Morgan Patterson

Description

Climbing in Central CT is climbing Traprock! These gorgeous ridge lines have been climbed for decades albeit, with many access issues along the way. The majority of central CT climbing is on private/water company property and is technically illegal. Do your part to help preserve access while climbing in this area, keep a low profile and be smart about your impact and presence. One of the main concerns with climbers is parking along the roads, so be smart.

Traprock Climbing on Google Maps

Traprock areas:
Firewall
Pinnacle Rock
Main Cliff
Rattlesnake Cliff
Orenaug Park
East Peak
Cathole Mountain
Green Wall
Porcupine Wall
The Chin
West Rock State Park
The Garden

Getting There

I-91 splits the middle of CT most climbing areas are quickly found <1hour off this highway.

423 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 97
Wiessner Slab
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 76
First Crack
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 66
Ancient Way
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 88
Wet Wall
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 90
Carey Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 135
Broadway
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 90
Pegasus
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 70
Wiessner Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 64
Emerald City
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Zambezi Hatchet Head
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 76
Vector
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 84
YMC Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Thor's Hammer
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 105
Unconquerable Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 39
Subline
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wiessner Slab Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 97
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
First Crack Pinnacle Rock > Cracked Wall
 76
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Ancient Way Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 66
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Wet Wall Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 88
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Carey Corner Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 90
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Broadway Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 135
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pegasus Cathole Mountain > Main Walls
 90
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Wiessner Crack Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 70
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Emerald City Pinnacle Rock > Emerald City Slab
 64
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Zambezi Hatchet Head Pinnacle Rock > Right Wing Wall
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Vector Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 76
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
YMC Route Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 84
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Thor's Hammer E Peak > Merimere Face
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Unconquerable Crack Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 105
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Subline Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 39
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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