Elevation: 419 ft
GPS: 41.348, -73.256 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd Raine on Dec 10, 2007
Admins: Morgan Patterson

Description

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

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

148 Total Climbs

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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
 61
Wiessner's Rib
2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Trapped in the Creek
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 7
Al Gore Rhythm
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Nickel And Dime
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Crackrock Corner
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Tax Evasion Haven
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Psychonautics
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 59
Happiness Is a Warm Drill
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 23
Yvette
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 45
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
 11
West Rock Crack
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 31
Slightly Removed
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 21
The Tree of Life
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 3
Late For Supper
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wiessner's Rib Sleeping Giant SP > Chin
 61
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b 2 pitches
Trapped in the Creek W Rock SP > S Buttress > Ball Field Slabs
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Al Gore Rhythm W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 7
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Nickel And Dime W Rock SP > S Buttress > Ball Field Slabs
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Crackrock Corner W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tax Evasion Haven W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Psychonautics W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Happiness Is a Warm Drill W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 59
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Yvette Sleeping Giant SP > Chin
 23
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
The People's Rock W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 45
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
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Slightly Removed W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 31
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Tree of Life W Rock SP > S Buttress > Old Quarry Walls
 21
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Late For Supper Great Ledge > Main Face
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b TR
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