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Routes in 9 Wall (Feather Ledges)

Butt-hurt Yankee, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Glad I'm Not High T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gray Matter S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Just Say Yes S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
One Hard Move TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V4 6B
One step forward T,S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Pipe Dreams T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rad Trad T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Rusty Oldtimer S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
TBD T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Two Hard Moves TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Elevation: 312 ft
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Shared By: T Roper on Dec 7, 2011 with updates
Admins: Morgan Patterson


Small crag near Chatfield with some quality routes in the 5.9 range. Nice and sheltered for winter climbing, shady enough in the summer to climb as well. Mostly southeast/southwest facing.

This is a great crag to hit in the winter, its very footwork intensive climbing where you can place some gear, clip some bolts and keep your head in the game for leading.

cams from a 0/purple metolius to a #3 camalot are useful.

Getting There

From the entrance to Chatfield Hollow State Park, go 0.3 miles west on Rt. 80. Park in the rough climbers pull-out on the left (south side). Walk south from the climber parking lot down the old dirt road/trail without turning on to any trails for about 15 minutes. Eventually the road turns back into the blue trail(still go strait) and you will be on top of the cliff.

Step by Step:
1. From climbers lot continue south down dirt road
2. Merge right onto blue trail
3. Go straight. do not take blue trail with red dot
4. At fork bear left to stay on blue trail

Continue on blue trail to access the bottom of the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 9 Wall (Feather Ledges)

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Rad Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
One step forward
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pipe Dreams
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rusty Oldtimer
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Just Say Yes
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rad Trad 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
One step forward 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Pipe Dreams 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Rusty Oldtimer 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Just Say Yes 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
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Weather Averages

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Morgan Patterson   CT  
Kudos to whoever fixed up the crag! Apr 15, 2015
All hardware is restored at this crag. Props to those peeps. Via la resistance. Apr 13, 2015
Morgan Patterson   CT  
The RMF Picnic was this weekend at Chatfield Hollow... Aug 11, 2014
That really blows. This isn't even a big crag that a lot of people frequent. I just don't get it. This state sucks. Aug 9, 2014
John K. Parejko
New Haven, CT
John K. Parejko   New Haven, CT

The bolts on wall (Rusty Oldtimer, Just Say Yes) have been smashed with a hammer, and will be very difficult, if not impossible to clip. The anchor bolts are usable via the screw links.

The bolts on the slab (One step forward, Pipe Dreams) are intact, but the anchor bolts have been smashed. I couldn't get a carabiner behind them when attempting to use them as a top-rope anchor. Aug 6, 2014
micah richard
Litchfield, Connecticut
micah richard   Litchfield, Connecticut
kudos to route developers. bolts are placed only where reasonable gear is not available. May 5, 2013

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