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.

142 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
 8
Wilderness Crack
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 13
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 R
 5
Tree Skirt
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
 6
Smokehouse
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Dreadlock
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
No Gear
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
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
 6
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
 5
Withywindle Wall
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Wonder Dog
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wilderness Crack St John's Ledges > Lower Ledges
 8
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Stone Age Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 13
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
Tree Skirt Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, TR
Mountain Laurel Diamond Ledge
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Smokehouse Whitestone Cliffs > Main Slab
 6
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Dreadlock Whitestone Cliffs > Right Side
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
No Gear St John's Ledges > Upper Ledges
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Trail Magic St John's Ledges > Upper Ledges
 18
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
 6
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
Withywindle Wall Diamond Ledge
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a 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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