Climbing destinations in CT/MA -- Google maps? .KML?


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kaiser87 · Aug 25, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 0
Living in Southern CT and curious about lesser known rock and ice routes in CT... own the guidebook and have been climbing here most my life. Does anyone have hidden gems they'd like to share?

Climb on!

Ross Ayer · Aug 30, 2016 · Southington, CT · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 40
What level do you climb rock at? I know nothing about ice, but there is a page on MP about it for CT

kaiser87 · Sep 1, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 0
I should add level to profile...
5.8+ trad (gunks/adk)
TR 5.11
A2
Not leading ice But follow WI3

Ross Ayer · Sep 1, 2016 · Southington, CT · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 40
Electric Rocks is pretty fun. There is limited beta online, but there are some pretty obvious lines when you arrive.

Ross Ayer · Sep 1, 2016 · Southington, CT · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 40
Also, Grey Matter wall is pretty good.

kaiser87 · Sep 1, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 0
I'll look those up thanks. I may open a partner finder thread if I get the time. It'd be great to find some close crag other than red rocks.

Michael Schneider · Sep 3, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 85
Umm?EDIT, -9/11/16-
Well, I went to Ragged Mnt, (the main 'Main Wall' )Yesterday (9/10/16) in 100% humidity
The parking on the residential street - and some other climbing down hill?
(Thanx to the three climbers from the candy red Subaru, with the black dog with the one blue eye, I hope I can return the favor)
The walk in is twice as far for twice as much rock as the South western Ct hillside ridges. The bouldering /short stuff is neglected and sweet. I spent an hour just checking out the approach to the main wall. It rained hard for 1/2 an hour in the morning. It had been very wet it only took that hour to dry things out.
( my apologies to the two climbers that passed by me & went up over the top )

Diabase, The Trapp Rock at Ragged Mnt is excellent stone. The climbs, and variety of grades
Were also striking. I watched a visiting pair of women From Tennessee enjoy waiting in the sweltering heat for their turn to climb the WIESSNER slab.
We were all drenched from both the early morning rain and the 91 degree temperature .
The Southern Natives's seemed not to notice, they were wearing long pants!!

Michael Schneider · Sep 11, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 85
Well, Morgan & I Are not strangers to the line of thinking that - the public desemination of information about climbing areas has gotten at least one area shut down.
kaiser87 wrote:Living in Southern CT and curious about lesser known rock and ice routes in CT... own the guidebook and have been climbing here most my life. Does anyone have hidden gems they'd like to share? Climb on!
1st-talkin about short, hard, side of the road stuff; not Great Ledge, if Georgetown/Danbury/Bethal is close; then yes; I do and will. PM me, we can make a plan. S. Western Ct,
With hundreds more
It is easy to like it


Full value
Fun
There is some tall stuff too
Ramekin & Narsil
Narzgul, formation
lead or Top rope
Bolts?, if you got 'em . . .
Plenty of 11s, & up,
Loads of 5.fun...

small things dominate my Dreams & nightmares!

The Floating Block


thebmags wrote:Idk if these are gems but web.stanford.edu/~clint/ct/...
Argh! I wish I'd had this map an 9/10, it was 100% humidity with heavy rain in the morning.
I had very scarce beta. I was happy to make t to the Main wall of Ragged.
Looking at the map I think I climbed at East Peak 25 yrs ago.
BMags?! If your interested -Get in touch with me I've got a handle on some Jewels.(80 ft tall, max)
All are a shorter approach than the Ragged, Main Wall approach.V V. V. V

thebmags · Sep 13, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 105
Idk if these are gems but web.stanford.edu/~clint/ct/...

Michael Schneider · Oct 13, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 85

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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