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Shared By: Jim O'Brien on Dec 17, 2007
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Some of the best long routes in Connecticut are in the Ampitheater including Cat Crack (5.10) and Dol Guldur (5.11) Reaching heights of 110', there are a variety of face climbs, chimneys to off widths to fingers and hands- something for everyone. The scenery is incredible, especially in the Fall, when the Ampitheater is best. A great spot for cold weather climbing.

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Follow the Metacomet (Blue Blazed Trail) from the Castle parking lot, for about 10 minutes to an overlook characterized by the bulge that rises to block the view (somewhat elusive for the first timer, meet up with someone who knows the area).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 30
Rat Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Black Corner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Squirrel Cage
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Grey Corner
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 43
Cat Crack
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
Sickle
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 25
Dol Guldur
Trad, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
 8
Superstructure
TR
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 5
Volcanic Eruption
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rat Crack
 30
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Black Corner
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Squirrel Cage
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Grey Corner
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Cat Crack
 43
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sickle
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Dol Guldur
 25
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad, TR
Superstructure
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R TR
Volcanic Eruption
 5
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b TR
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