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Elevation: 703 ft
GPS: 41.33936, -73.4071
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Bald 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:

Bald Rock Basin Routes

RULES:
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 There Suggest change

Please 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. Looking at a topo will help orient yourself. 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bald Rock Basin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 12
Classic Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 7
Fanciful Flight
Boulder
V1 5
 11
High Five
Boulder
V1 5
 9
Creamy Tacos
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
Orion
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
Soaring Dragon
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
The Cold Shoulder
Boulder
V3 6A
 27
New Speedway Boogie
Boulder
V4 6B
 11
Knee Fucker
Boulder
V5 6C
 13
Return Of The B-Boy
Boulder
V5 6C R
 8
Vultures in Paradise
TR, Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 11
Kerosine
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 7
The Vernal Spring
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Atomic Pleasure
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 4
Kerosine on Fire
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Classic Crack Basin Area > W Side > Warmup Boulder
 12
V0 4 Boulder
Fanciful Flight Basin Area > W Side > Colossus Boulder
 7
V1 5 Boulder
High Five Basin Area > W Side > Colossus Boulder
 11
V1 5 Boulder
Creamy Tacos Basin Area > E Side > El Duque Wall
 9
V1 5 Boulder
Orion Basin Area > W Side > Colossus Boulder
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Soaring Dragon Bald Rock > Upper Cliffband
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
The Cold Shoulder Bald Rock > Bald Rock Boulders > Slugs & Crickets Block
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
New Speedway Boogie Basin Area > W Side > King Boulder
 27
V3 6A Boulder
Knee Fucker Basin Area > W Side > King Boulder
 11
V4 6B Boulder
Return Of The B-Boy Basin Area > W Side > King Boulder
 13
V5 6C Boulder
Vultures in Paradise Basin Area > W Side > Colossus Boulder
 8
V5 6C R TR, Boulder
Kerosine Basin Area > W Side > King Boulder
 11
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
The Vernal Spring Basin Area > E Side > Vernal Cave
 7
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Atomic Pleasure Basin Area > W Side > King Boulder
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Kerosine on Fire Basin Area > W Side > King Boulder
 4
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
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