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Elevation: 761 ft 232 m
GPS: 41.61223, -72.82816
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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

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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
 14
A Guide to Ragged (1964)
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 123
Wiessner Slab
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 63
Main Street
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 52
Knight's Move
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 76
Ancient Way
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 116
Wet Wall
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Cemetary Vault
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 56
Tower Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 109
Carey Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 159
Broadway
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 97
Wiessner Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 95
Vector
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 101
YMC Route
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 121
Unconquerable Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 45
Subline
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Guide to Ragged (1964) Main Cliff
 14
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad, TR
Wiessner Slab Main Cliff
 123
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Main Street Main Cliff
 63
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Knight's Move Main Cliff
 52
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Ancient Way Main Cliff
 76
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Wet Wall Main Cliff
 116
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Cemetary Vault Main Cliff
 45
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Tower Crack Main Cliff
 56
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Carey Corner Main Cliff
 109
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Broadway Main Cliff
 159
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Wiessner Crack Main Cliff
 97
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Vector Main Cliff
 95
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
YMC Route Main Cliff
 101
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Unconquerable Crack Main Cliff
 121
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Subline Main Cliff
 45
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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