Elevation: 783 ft
GPS: 41.7, -72.833 Google Map · Climbing Area 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
 5
Mother Russia
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 11
Solidarity
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Franny and Zoey
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Twister
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 6
Hard Nut to Crack
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 11
Slip Knot
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Down-to-Earth
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
 3
Roller Coaster
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mother Russia
 5
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Solidarity
 11
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Franny and Zoey
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Twister
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Hard Nut to Crack
 6
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, TR
Slip Knot
 11
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Down-to-Earth
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Roller Coaster
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad, TR
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