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Routes in Rattlesnake Cliff

Climbing Bind T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Coil Spring T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Darkness at Noon TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Diamondback TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Down-to-Earth T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Duck-Over T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Flying Raccoon T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Franny and Zoey T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hard Nut to Crack T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Ivy League TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Log Jam T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Moondog Delight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mother Russia T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Near Miss T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Night shift T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pieces of Eight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pit Viper T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rattler TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Roller Coaster T,TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
Shorthanded T,TR 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Slip Knot T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Snakebite T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Solidarity T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Squeezed Out T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Three Stooges T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Tight Feeling T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Twister T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Verdant T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Elevation: 783 ft
GPS: 41.7, -72.833 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: percious on Feb 21, 2009
Admins: Morgan Patterson

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
Mother Russia
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Solidarity
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Franny and Zoey
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mother Russia 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Solidarity 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Franny and Zoey 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
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Kurtz  
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
Morgan Patterson   CT  
Everything in CT can be TR'd just bring 100 ft of static and some gear... Jun 7, 2013
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

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