Elevation: 440 ft
GPS: 41.62972, -72.80963
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Dec 10, 2007
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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.

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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
 112
Wiessner Slab
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 89
First Crack
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 71
Ancient Way
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 107
Wet Wall
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 103
Carey Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 152
Broadway
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 103
Pegasus
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 88
Wiessner Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 78
Emerald City
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Zambezi Hatchet Head
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 85
Vector
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 92
YMC Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 38
Thor's Hammer
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 115
Unconquerable Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 45
Subline
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wiessner Slab Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 112
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
First Crack Pinnacle Rock > Cracked Wall
 89
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Ancient Way Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 71
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Wet Wall Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 107
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Carey Corner Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 103
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Broadway Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 152
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pegasus Cathole Mountain > Main Walls
 103
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Wiessner Crack Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 88
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Emerald City Pinnacle Rock > Emerald City Slab
 78
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Zambezi Hatchet Head Pinnacle Rock > Right Wing Wall
 80
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Vector Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 85
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
YMC Route Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 92
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Thor's Hammer E Peak > Merimere Face
 38
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Unconquerable Crack Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 115
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Subline Ragged Mountain > Main Cliff
 45
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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