Wolf Rock CT


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Schmitz · · Meridian · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

Hello CT and surrounding area climbers!

I and a couple others will be in uncasville next week and we're looking at places to get out and climb. 

I noticed wolf rock is somewhat close. Are there any other areas someone could suggest? Unfortunately we only have about 10 hours and have to cab to Norwich to rent a car cutting down our climbing time.

   I will have a single rack and 60 meter rope and that's it. I read a few things online stating if one wanted to set up a top rope there are trees far back from the edge of the cliff. Are there any bolted anchors at wolf? I only ask as one member of our party is new. This would be her second time outside and not sure if she is comfortable following.

is there a place I can find a topo of the routes or is it pretty self explanatory? 

 Thanks in advance for any advice and beta!

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
Schmitz wrote:

Hello CT and surrounding area climbers!

I and a couple others will be in uncasville next week and we're looking at places to get out and climb. 

I noticed wolf rock is somewhat close. Are there any other areas someone could suggest? Unfortunately we only have about 10 hours and have to cab to Norwich to rent a car cutting down our climbing time.

   I will have a single rack and 60 meter rope and that's it. I read a few things online stating if one wanted to set up a top rope there are trees far back from the edge of the cliff. Are there any bolted anchors at wolf? I only ask as one member of our party is new. This would be her second time outside and not sure if she is comfortable following.

is there a place I can find a topo of the routes or is it pretty self explanatory? 

 Thanks in advance for any advice and beta!

Gee, if only MP had some kind of search function......

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/106586849

wivanoff · · Northeast, USA · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 472

If you're in Uncasville, Chatfield Hollow might be closer than Wolf Rock.  

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/wolf-rock/106586849 Wolf Rock is short - about 30-40 feet. Trees are not THAT far back. You could build an anchor with 30' or so of webbing or just belay from the top.  There are no fixed anchors that I remember except a metal eye ring or two that formerly held down some kind of tower.  The upper tier routes are nothing to write home about. But, they are easy - so if you're taking someone new this might be your best bet. Park on the west side of Crane Road at 41.760467, -72.216850 Cross the street and follow the trail uphill

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/chatfield-hollow-main-wall/106051782 Chatfield Hollow is nice and shaded. Routes are generally harder and longer than Wolf Rock and there are some sport routes at Chatfield Hollow. Park on the south side of Route 80 at 41.364806, -72.589833 and walk west along route 80 to the climbers trail just before the guardrail.


Ross Ayer · · Southington, CT · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 60

Wolf Rock has several bolts used for antennas that are super bomber.  These are decently spread out, so a tree may be required in some places.  Gear at the top is possible, but only on a few routes.  There aren't that many harder climbs at Wolf.  I would recommend checking out Chatfield hollow, as there are mostly bolted anchors on routes from 5.4 (Kyle's Corner) to 5.13. Some classics: Super Slab (5.6), Jungle Face (5.10), P and H (5.7), Forearm Frenzy (5.11), Shape Shifter 5.12c, and many more.  Bear Rock also has some pretty sweet sport leads.  PM me with any questions!

wivanoff · · Northeast, USA · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 472
Ross Ayer wrote:

 there are mostly bolted anchors on routes from 5.4 (Kyle's Corner) to 5.13. 

Are you implying a bolted anchor on Kyle's Corner? That's how it reads but I don't recall that.

Brian · · North Kingstown, RI · Joined Sep 2001 · Points: 650

The closest climbing to Uncasville is Lantern Hill near the other casino Foxwoods.  Wolf Rock is not worth the drive.  It is very limited and most climbs there are very easy.  You are better off at Chatfield Hollow or Lantern Hill.  Climbs at Lantern Hill are best described here:  http://www.climbri.org/lantern.htm  As is the case in most of CT climbing it is all top-rope.

Ross Ayer · · Southington, CT · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 60
wivanoff wrote:

Are you implying a bolted anchor on Kyle's Corner? That's how it reads but I don't recall that.

Yes, you use the one on the face to the right.  It is not directly for that climb, but it works perfectly.  

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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