Elevation: 761 ft
GPS: 41.612, -72.828 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

Ragged Mountain, est. 761 feet (232 m), is a traprock mountain ridge located 3 miles (5 km) west of New Britain, Connecticut in the town of Southington and Berlin, Connecticut. It is part of the narrow, linear Metacomet Ridge that extends from Long Island Sound near New Haven, Connecticut, north through the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts to the Vermont border. The mountain, a popular hiking and rock climbing attraction located between metropolitan Hartford and Meriden, is known for expansive vistas, vertical cliff faces, mountain ridge reservoirs, unique microclimate ecosystems, and rare plant communities. Ragged Mountain is traversed by the 51-mile (82 km) Metacomet Trail. - Wikipedia.org

Ragged Mountain is home to many fine crags, most of which are on private property, posted no trespassing, and have a history of landowner/climber tensions. To list just a few crags on Ragged Mountain for historical purposes:

Main cliff
Small Cliff
Outcrop Cliff
May Crack Block
Citadel
Owl's Lair
Junkyard
Wasp's Nest
Cathedral Rock
Shooting Gallery

Getting There

Mountain in Southington, CT. Recommended parking is in Timberlin Park. Follow trail north. There is also street parking on Sheldon Rd but parking is limited and one MUST NOT block driveways or park directly in front of people's homes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ragged Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 8
A Guide to Ragged (1964)
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 102
Wiessner Slab
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 49
Main Street
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 47
Knight's Move
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 70
Ancient Way
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 95
Wet Wall
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
Tower Crack
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 39
Cemetary Vault
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 99
Carey Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 141
Broadway
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 78
Wiessner Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
Vector
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 90
YMC Route
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 111
Unconquerable Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 39
Subline
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Guide to Ragged (1964) Main Cliff
 8
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad, TR
Wiessner Slab Main Cliff
 102
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Main Street Main Cliff
 49
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Knight's Move Main Cliff
 47
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Ancient Way Main Cliff
 70
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Wet Wall Main Cliff
 95
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Tower Crack Main Cliff
 49
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Cemetary Vault Main Cliff
 39
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Carey Corner Main Cliff
 99
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Broadway Main Cliff
 141
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Wiessner Crack Main Cliff
 78
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Vector Main Cliff
 81
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
YMC Route Main Cliff
 90
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Unconquerable Crack Main Cliff
 111
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Subline Main Cliff
 39
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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