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Areas in Whitestone Cliffs

Athena Rock 12 / 0 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Lower Cliff 3 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lower Lower Cliff 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Main Slab 18 / 0 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 26
Right Side 7 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Upper Tier 2 / 0 / 4 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Elevation: 647 ft
GPS: 41.621, -73.054 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kurtz on Jun 9, 2014
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Description

This crag is found in the Mattatuck State Forest east of Rt. 8. It comprised of five main crags. The rock is good quality gneiss with trad and TR routes ranging from 5.3 - 5.11. Climbers have been visiting Whitestone since the 1930s and as such many of the routes have long histories.

Getting There

From Route 8 (North or South) take Exit 37 and turn onto Rt. 262 East. Cross the Naugatuck River and turn right onto Waterbury Rd. at the T junction. Take the first left onto Spruce Brook Rd. In 1.3 miles, look for a pull-off on the left that holds about 5-6 cars. GPS Coordinates: (N 41.61893, W 73.04962) .

BEWARE of the protruding rock in the center of the parking area!

Cross the
1. Parking area and head up a rocky jeep trail. After about 100 yards, look for a right turn onto the blue-blazed Whitestone Cliffs Trail . After a couple more minutes, the trail crests a rise and, as it starts downhill, takes a
2. The turn most people miss. (off the jeep trail) sharply downhill to a brook. Cross the small wooden bridge and follow the blue blazes uphill until the trail becomes a rock scramble (about 10 minutes from parking).

3. Trail "junction" (10 mins from parking). Stay on trail to reach top of Slab or [[109085946]]. Turn left for bottom of Slab or [[109303497]]. , turn left and follow the wall for the Right Side climbs, the base of Main Slab, or the Lower Lower Cliff.
-OR-
Continue on the hiking trail up the rock and then take a left on a faint climbers trail to reach the top of Main Slab or Lower Cliff.

The approach is approx. 1/2 mile and it takes about 20 minutes to reach any of the areas.

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micah richard
Litchfield, Connecticut
micah richard   Litchfield, Connecticut
whitestone is a real nice although smaller area, well worth a visit Sep 25, 2011

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