Elevation: 263 ft
GPS: 41.349, -72.597 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Echoinfi on Sep 9, 2009
Admins: Morgan Patterson
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Access Issue: Private Property (Closed) Details


This area is currently closed to climbing per the landowners. Please respect their wishes while future access is being worked out.

A small little bouldering area along the blue trail in the Chatfield with steep roofs, overhangs, and corridors.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fat Man's Squeeze

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V6 7A
The Resolution
V8+ 7B+
De Mak Mak
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The Resolution
V6 7A Boulder
De Mak Mak
V8+ 7B+ Boulder
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. Mobes
. Mobes   MDI
This place is hands down one of the top 2 or 3 bouldering areas in CT. Access is tough but it is worth the hike in. Jun 12, 2011
Eli Hamblet
Riverside, WA
Eli Hamblet   Riverside, WA
The trail is not blue blazed until after you reach a sign 1/2 mile from the parking area. I wasn't able to find any obvious trail with boulders off of champlin rd. However, if you walk up champlin until the road split and then immediately turn left and head into the woods following the mossy ridge line on your right, there is a halfway decent trail which goes most of the way to the boulders. After passing one line of rocky ledges you reach a muddy area/stream cross this and continue in the same direction within 5 minutes you'll reach fat man's squeeze. Jul 17, 2012
guy bon  
Here's a satellite map of the trail entrance off Champlin Road. There are boulders, not massive climbable boulders, but boulders none-the-less blocking this muddy old road.

binged.it/PkTAnC Sep 13, 2012
tried to find this place the other day, followed the directions and didnt find anything. I took the trail just before the big yellow house...is this not correct? Mar 19, 2013
. Mobes
. Mobes   MDI
its tough to find quickly, look at the bing map link that Guy Bon posted, thats where the trail intersects w/the road Mar 19, 2013
I did that a few times before i left home and then when i was out there i checked again...made it down into a marshy area and then ended up on a yellow blazed trail...never found a stream to hop..i feel like we just didnt go far enough, but it was getting late and i didnt see anything that gave me hope that i was heading in the right direction..ill try again this coming weekend..thanks! Mar 20, 2013
Andy Elliott
Hampton NH
Andy Elliott   Hampton NH
I went there today, and its an easy 30 minute walk in to fat man squeeze going only off directions from here and with no knowledge of the area. but i found it first try with no slip ups. i definitely recommend bringing some friends (unless you can carry at least 5 pads) for some of the longer higher problems (which there are a lot of). I walked by a crag with some bolts in it near the "classic v4 crack" which was pretty good. couldn't find any info on the bolted line and the boulders around it which had some really fun routes on it especially if your alone and only have two pads like i did. for a moment i thought i was getting some FA's in that area until i saw some chalk :( Sep 25, 2013
hey! does anybody know what the "classic v4" boulder on the way to the fat man's squeeze area before chaplain road is called? Me and my brother had an awesome sesh on that boulder the other day and it would be cool to know what some of those problems are called and rated.... because they definitely aren't FAs May 23, 2014
Hi All this area is Private Property. For now please do not climb here. I will update if the access situation improves. Mar 9, 2017
Adam Hammershoi
Hartford, CT
Adam Hammershoi   Hartford, CT
Has access changed yet? Nov 27, 2018