Elevation: 41 ft
GPS: 41.044, -73.565 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JYT Tarshis on May 14, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Morgan Patterson
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Description

Tucked away in the Laddin's Rock Sanctuary in a residential neighborhood in Old Greenwich, lies a 60 foot crystally granite wall, with several routes on it. The wall is hidden by the canopy of the forest from the sun. The rock has a tendency to be wet in areas due to run-off from above. The only real crowd one might expect to see are people walking their dogs. Interesting enough, there are several rusty pitons scattered in different parts of the wall. There are also a bunch of boulders in this area as well.
There are several trad climbs, and everything is top ropeable. Several classic lines now have fixed anchors to minimize rope drag and prevent further erosion on top of the cliff. Otherwise, extended anchors to minimize rope drag may be necessary. This crag is also a great location for folks who have learned to climb in the gym and want to take their first steps to climb outside. It's has something for everyone: classic cracks, heady trad routes, mixed routes, and boulders.

Crag maintenance: Due to the location of this crag, other user groups including graffiti "artists", homeless people and people that like to leave their trash and broken bottles everywhere, it will quickly become grungy and disgusting. Upon visiting, please pack out any trash or broken glass that you might find during your visit. If we can all take care of this great little historical piece of rock, we can ensure a fun experience for the local climbing community.

Local ethics: This is one of CT's most historical crags, seeing many of its first free ascents in the 1970's and 80's. While there is still room for new free routes on the wall, any new routes requiring fixed hardware (i.e., bolts) must be done on lead. Rap-bolting is not permitted. Hardware placed next to natural pro is also not permitted. New routes not following these ethics will be chopped.

Getting There

Park at the Rosa Hartman Parking lot on Brown House Rd. (Stamford Side) to access the crag. Walk in West and North along a trail until you see the cliff across the drainage.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Laddin's Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 5
Laddins Problems, Far Right
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Gorilla Traverse
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
First Aid
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 3
The Gully
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
 3
Snot Nose
Trad, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
A Laddin Sane
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Laddins Problems, Far Right
 5
V0 4 Trad, TR, Boulder
Gorilla Traverse
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
First Aid
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
The Gully
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
Snot Nose
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad, TR
A Laddin Sane
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
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