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Crow's Nest T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jungle Jim T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mountain Laurel T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Out of bounds T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pronghorn TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Wishbone T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Withywindle Wall T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Elevation: 55 ft
GPS: 41.951, -72.846 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jason Terribile on Mar 30, 2010 with updates from phalicia firmen
Admins: Morgan Patterson
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Description

Very secluded location, Typically Shady. It's granite with an excellent Arete. The Routes range from 5.9a-5.11c and plenty of room to expand.

Getting There

20 West to West Granby Road then take a left onto Simsbury rd and then a right onto Broad Hill Road. Follow Broad Hill Road until it turns to dirt and you will see a metal gate preventing further travel up the road. You will need to park in the small dirt lot to the left of the gate. Walk up the dirt road (closed to cars) until you see an old pull-off on your left with a sign advertising Holcomb Farm hiking trails. The trailhead to the cliff is directly across the dirt road from the Holcomb Farm hiking trails sign. The Diamond Ledges are less than 200 feet.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Diamond Ledge

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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Withywindle Wall
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Withywindle Wall
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
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Mobes Mobesely
Granite island
Mobes Mobesely   Granite island
East facing crag, lots of signs from the Granby land trust telling climbers to NOT mess with the rock in any way. Nov 10, 2014
Kevin Flowers
Granby, CT
Kevin Flowers   Granby, CT
I haven't been in a couple months, but last I was there there were signs saying to not damage the rock. Apparently someone (non-climber) was up there harvesting quartz crystals. As far as I know, the Granby Land Trust is still accepting of climbers.

That being said, lets continue this good relationship with the GLT and the neighbors. Clean up after yourselves, keep quiet, and drive slow on Broad Hill Road. A few times now someone left carpet scraps up there to use to protect their rope or the trees, or something. That's nice and all, but pack it out with you, so myself or someone else doesn't have to. Same goes for tape. Nov 23, 2014
The best lot to park in is on your left right before the road turns into a dirt road. They have gated off the dirt portion so you have to walk about 400ft up the hill until you get to the lot on your left mentioned in the description. You will see a sign that says "holcomb farm hiking trails" in the lot on the left side of the trail, from there cross the dirt road and head directly into the woods on a small path that starts by stepping around a fallen log on the right side of the road. Sep 15, 2017

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