Bald Rock Basin Bouldering
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DescriptionBald Rock is a peak/rock outcropping in the Danbury, CT area. The peak and adjacent basin to the north are loaded with large gneiss boulders and outcroppings. The bedrock on the property is composed of Brookfield Diorite Gneiss, Walloomsmac Schist, and Stockbridge Marble. All of the climbing is on the gniess which is infused with feldspar mega-crystals and contains schist and marble intrusions. The property is public land with legal access and parking. At this time it also happens to be the largest legal bouldering area in the state.
There are also a handful of short 30-50 ft routes detailed here:
1. Pull straight in to park AND park closely to others to maximize space
2. DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD!
3. Do NOT blast your radio on this road or parking lot
4. Drive slowly there are kids in the neighborhood
5. Be respectful and courteous of neighbors
6. Please wave and smile at the police when they drive by patrolling
7. Remember to be safe and have lots of fun... and join the Redding Land Trust and help support this great climbing area.
Getting TherePlease carpool, park closely, AND DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD.
If the parking lot is full please visit one of the other local areas like Huntington State Park, Tree Tops, Bethel CT, Great Ledge, etc.
There's a small parking lot for Bald Rock Basin located at the end of John Todd Way in Redding, CT. From the parking lot follow the blue blazed trail North. Continue North at the junction and follow sign to Bald Rock. From Bald Rock, one can hop over to the backside and continue NW and then N into the basin area or continue along the dirt road out into the power lines past three poles (on your left)and then follow slight trail left (SW) into the woods and down into the basin. Any questions please feel free to PM me. If there are any issues please let me know, I have a relationship with the town of Bethel (owners) and work with the Access Fund as the Regional Coordinator.
Classic Climbing Routes at Bald Rock Basin
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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