Description

This wooded crag makes an excellent winter crag. It is south facing and gets sun for most of the afternoon. The summit offers pleasant views of the eastern side of the ridge. In the summertime, there are persistent mosquitoes, and the right side of the cliff weeps.

Getting There

Follow the Metacomet trail from Pinnacle or from Route 6. The last time I visited there was a climber's trail starting from the neighborhood west of the crag.

Find the power lines on Forest Hills Dr. Follow the lines south for about 1/4 mile and look for a trail on the left. If you do not find a trail on the left, head left until you find either a quad trail on the metacomet. The quad trail can be followed, But eventually you will need to just head uphill. When you find the Metacomet, follow it north towards the crag. If you hit Greenwall, you have gone too far.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rattlesnake Cliff

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Mother Russia
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 8
Solidarity
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
Franny and Zoey
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mother Russia
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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Solidarity
 8
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Franny and Zoey
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
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Apc0243  
Does anyone know if this can be climbed on TR? I have a friend that hikes and wants to try it but hes not really ready for trad... Jun 6, 2013
Morgan Patterson   CT  
Everything in CT can be TR'd just bring 100 ft of static and some gear... Jun 7, 2013
Kurtz
Fort Collins, CO
Kurtz   Fort Collins, CO
Approaching from Forest Hills Dr. is not very good these days. The power line right-of-way is heavily overgrown and flanked by new houses. You can approach from the cul-de-sac to Green Wall and then continue south on the Metacomet Trail but this route can be hard to find your first time. Following the Metacomet Trail from Rt. 6 or Pinnacle is the safest bet. Mar 19, 2015
Matthew W
West Hartford
Matthew W   West Hartford
has anyone tried an entrance off of Trumbull Lane over by the entrance around Pinnacle ? May 29, 2018