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Elevation: 751 ft 229 m
GPS: 42.01895, -73.4061
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Dec 10, 2007
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 16
Try
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 13
Wilderness Crack
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 18
Stone Age
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 14
Going Vertical
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Try or Fly
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 4
Mountain Laurel
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 11
Smokehouse
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Dreadlock
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Trail Magic
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Structures
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Nectar of the Gods
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 6
Super Stout
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Eyes for You
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Withywindle Wall
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
The Graduate
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Try St John's Ledges > Lower Ledges
 16
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Wilderness Crack St John's Ledges > Lower Ledges
 13
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Stone Age Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 18
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Going Vertical Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 14
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Try or Fly St John's Ledges > Lower Ledges
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Mountain Laurel Diamond Ledge
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Smokehouse Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 11
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Dreadlock Whitestone Cliffs > Right Side
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Trail Magic St John's Ledges > Upper Ledges
 25
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Structures Whitestone Cliffs > Right Side
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Nectar of the Gods Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Super Stout Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Eyes for You Mattatuck State… > Jericho Cliff (Junkyard)
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Withywindle Wall Diamond Ledge
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
The Graduate St John's Ledges > Lower Ledges
 10
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
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