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Areas in Western Highlands

Beach Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Diamond Ledge 6 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Grizzly Cliff 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Mattatuck State Forest 4 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Mile of Ledges 7 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Orenaug Park 3 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 3
St. John's Ledges 21 / 0 / 34 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 37
Whitestone Cliffs 40 / 0 / 55 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 62
Elevation: 752 ft
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Shared By: Ladd on Dec 10, 2007
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Description

Climbing in Northwestern CT is not as varied or bountiful as other parts of the state but none the less there are some great areas to grab your rope and get out for some pulling. This region is remarkably more hilly, containing CT's highest spot, the side of a hill that has a summit just over the border into Massachusetts.

Getting There

There is a network of roads throughout the region although there is no main thruway.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Western Highlands

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Try
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Wilderness Crack
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Stone Age
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
Super Slab
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Athena
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Green Grizzly
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Tree Skirt
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
First Timer
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dreadlock
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Trail Magic
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Structures
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nectar of the Gods
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Withywindle Wall
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Crocodile Tears
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wonder Dog
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Try St. John's Ledges > Lower Ledges 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad, TR
Wilderness Crack St. John's Ledges > Lower Ledges 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Stone Age Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Super Slab St. John's Ledges > Upper Ledges 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X TR
Athena Whitestone Cliffs > Athena Rock > Right End 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Green Grizzly Grizzly Cliff 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Tree Skirt Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, TR
First Timer St. John's Ledges > Lower Ledges 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Dreadlock Whitestone Cliffs > Right Side 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Trail Magic St. John's Ledges > Upper Ledges 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Structures Whitestone Cliffs > Right Side 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Nectar of the Gods Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Withywindle Wall Diamond Ledge 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Crocodile Tears Orenaug Park 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, TR
Wonder Dog Whitestone Cliffs > Athena Rock > Left End 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
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I am originally from North Canaan, CT but didn't get into climbing until I left for UVM. Have been back and climbed since. The NW Corner has a ton of possibility. Tons and tons of boulders, just need to know where to look. Many quality crags as well, just needs to be some dedication, time, and effort into developing, documenting, and gaining access..I hope to get to be a part of this one day. Apr 16, 2011

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