Avg: 3.8 from 23 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 80 ft|
|FA:||Mike Heinz, Tony Trocchi, 1975|
|Page Views:||7,768 total, 54/month|
|Shared By:||John Peterson on Feb 26, 2006|
Open with restrictions - Private Property Details
Climbing here is not technically legal, however , it is tolerated. Please keep a low profile.
DescriptionThis route ascends the obvious stairstep dihedral on the Merimere Face. A Connecticut classic. Although obvious from the road below, this is somewhat tricky to find when approaching from the blue trail from the parking lot at the castle. Be sure to look at the landmarks around the climb as you drive up.
Climb the relatively easy corner to the first roof, undercling left (crux), and continue up a wide crack through another smaller roof to the top. A belay can be set after the first undercling to lessen rope drag.
Approach from the Metacomet trail. A gully on the south side gives access from the trail.
This can be toproped but a fall from under the crux overhang generates a very wild swing into space.