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Barbed Wire T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Bristling For Action T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dart Board T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Double Bogey T,TR 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Face to Face T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Finger Strength TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fissureman T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Hole in One (Porcupine Hole) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lower Right Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Needlepoint TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
Quill T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Razorback T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Safety Pin TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spine Tingler T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Stupid Route TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Unwelcome Guest T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Warthog TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Description

A short crag with a few good climbs. This crag is typically shaded and makes for a nice summer crag when the days are longer. The approach is somewhat longer than other cliffs in the area.

Long static or webbing for anchors is recommended. Please remember never to rap directly off trees. And when pulling ropes/webbing around trees try to make sure you're not wearing away the bark.

Getting There

From Waterbury: I-84 East to Exit 37 (Fieneman Rd.), make a left at end of ramp. At second light, turn left onto Rt. 6 (Colt Highway). In one mile, you will pass the Tilcon quarry on the left and the road will turn right, downhill. In another 0.3 mile you will see a parking area on the left.

From Hartford: I-84 West to Exit 38 (Rt. 6 Bristol), go straight through light at bottom of ramp. In 1.7 miles, you will pass the Tilcon quarry on the left and the road will turn right and go downhill. In another 0.3 mile, park in the parking area on the left.

Follow the short access trail from the parking area to the blue-blazed Metacomet Trail. Head up the trail (south). You will encounter Porcupine Hole (on right) in 15 mins, Green Wall (on right) in 20 mins, Will Warren's Den in 25 mins., and the top of Rattlesnake Rock in 27 mins. The beginning of the trail can be quite muddy. If you reach the radio tower anchor, you've gone a bit too far.

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