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Elevation: 419 ft 128 m
GPS: 41.348, -73.25626
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Dec 10, 2007
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Description Suggest change

Climbing in this part of the state is difficult was find until sites like MountainProject.com came around. Now it's a little less difficult but there are many issues and few good crags. Given the long history of climbing in CT and the dense population, this area of CT has many little areas spread around which have been explored and climbed by many of the best climbers of their time. As such, there is very little which has not already been climbed at one point or another in established areas unless you are climbing at the highest levels of the sport. Get out have some fun and remember... be discrete!

Getting There Suggest change

I-95 and I-695 provide access with many other roads all heading towards "The City" (Read: New York City)

175 Total Climbs

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Location: Western Coastal Slope Change
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Classic Climbing Routes at Western Coastal Slope

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 81
Wiessner's Rib
2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Thor Junior
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 64
Nickel And Dime
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
Crackrock Corner
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 59
Psychonautics
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 75
Happiness Is a Warm Drill (CAUTI…
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 26
Yvette
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 55
Tax Evasion Haven
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 60
The People's Rock
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 6
Ground Effect
Trad, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 12
West Rock Crack
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 41
Slightly Removed
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 30
The Tree of Life
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Run For Cover
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 9
Desparête  
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wiessner's Rib Sleeping Giant SP > Chin
 81
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b 2 pitches
Thor Junior W Rock SP > Wintergreen
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Nickel And Dime W Rock SP > S Buttress > Ball Field Slabs
 64
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Crackrock Corner W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Psychonautics W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 59
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Happiness Is a Warm Drill (… W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 75
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Yvette Sleeping Giant SP > Chin
 26
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Tax Evasion Haven W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 55
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The People's Rock W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 60
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ground Effect Great Ledge > Main Face
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, TR
West Rock Crack W Rock SP > S Buttress > Ball Field Slabs
 12
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Slightly Removed W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 41
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
The Tree of Life W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 30
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Run For Cover W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Desparête   W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 9
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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