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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
 4
A Guide to Ragged (1964)
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 79
Wiessner Slab
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 30
Knight's Move
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 52
Ancient Way
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 70
Wet Wall
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Cemetary Vault
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Carey Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 103
Broadway
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Wiessner Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Vector
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 69
YMC Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Kor Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 84
Unconquerable Crack
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 14
Ragged Edge
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Subline
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Guide to Ragged (1964) Main Cliff
 4
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Trad, TR
Wiessner Slab Main Cliff
 79
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Knight's Move Main Cliff
 30
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Ancient Way Main Cliff
 52
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Wet Wall Main Cliff
 70
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Cemetary Vault Main Cliff
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Carey Corner Main Cliff
 67
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Broadway Main Cliff
 103
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Wiessner Crack Main Cliff
 57
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Vector Main Cliff
 58
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
YMC Route Main Cliff
 69
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Kor Crack Main Cliff
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Unconquerable Crack Main Cliff
 84
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Ragged Edge Main Cliff
 14
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Subline Main Cliff
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
I love Traprock! Such wonderful climbing. Aug 13, 2017
Are there any camping areas close to Ragged Mountain? Oct 17, 2017
David Kerkeslager
New Paltz, NY
David Kerkeslager   New Paltz, NY
A few of these climbs say "standard traprock rack" but there's no info on what that is. Dec 29, 2017
Mobes Mobesely
Granite island
Mobes Mobesely   Granite island
David that is the question everyone wants to know. Some think its triples, some say one of everything up to a #3 while others say all you need some hooks and duct tape. No approaches over 15 minutes and not too many climbs over 80' so... Dec 30, 2017
Jimmy Downhillinthesnow
Bozeman, Montana
Jimmy Downhillinthesnow   Bozeman, Montana
A standard traprock rack definitely includes a large set of cojones. With some notable exceptions, I found the pro on many routes at Ragged tricky at best, imaginary at worst. Jan 3, 2018

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