Elevation: 752 ft
GPS: 42.019, -73.406 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine 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.

146 Total Climbs

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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
 12
Try
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 14
Stone Age
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Green Grizzly
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Try or Fly
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 3
Mountain Laurel
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 8
Smokehouse
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Dreadlock
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Quartz Wall
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2-
 3
Clenched Fist
Trad, TR, Aid
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Trail Magic
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 4
Eyes for You
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Structures
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Nectar of the Gods
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 3
Super Stout
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Wonder Dog
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Try St John's Ledges > Lower Ledges
 12
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Stone Age Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 14
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Green Grizzly Grizzly Cliff
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Try or Fly St John's Ledges > Lower Ledges
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Mountain Laurel Diamond Ledge
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Smokehouse Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 8
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Dreadlock Whitestone Cliffs > Right Side
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Quartz Wall St John's Ledges > Upper Ledges
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Clenched Fist Orenaug Park
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2- Trad, TR, Aid
Trail Magic St John's Ledges > Upper Ledges
 21
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Eyes for You Mattatuck State… > Jericho Cliff (Junkyard)
 4
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c TR
Structures Whitestone Cliffs > Right Side
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Nectar of the Gods Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Super Stout Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Wonder Dog Whitestone Cliffs > Athena Rock > Left End
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
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