Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Doug Madara, Casey Newman & Jeff Butterfield mid-1970's
Page Views: 7,779 total · 54/month
Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Jul 24, 2007
Admins: Ladd Raine, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

You & This Route

95 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
Access Issue: Annual Trail Closures to protect Peregrine falcons Details


The route follows a series of discontinuous finger cracks.
Delicate footwork marks the crux of the rotue as you traverse left to right between cracks.


Several meters left of "Old Town" and immediately left of "London Bridges." Look for the obvious, discontinuous cracks (like the claw marks of a house-sized cat).

For additional info, click here


Tiny and small nuts & cams up to 2-in for the finishing crack.
2-Bolt top anchor with rappel rings.
Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
While not regarded as being as classic as "Old Town" or other nearby routes, "Connecticut Crack" was the most memorable climb at the Precipice on a day when we climbed more than half a dozen routes. It remains one of my favorite routes to date.

Don't miss this one! Jul 25, 2007
Michael Buchanan
Michael Buchanan  
This thing is sweet! The changeover is some awesome 6-12 feet of really really fun climbing. This route has a nice rest ledge before the business, so up and down climbing to place pro is a breeeeze. May 14, 2011
Michael Z.  
I think the name is Connecticut Cracks with an S, Cracks, as there are a series of discontinuous cracks.

Anyway this is a fine route, if this is your limit get on it and take some falls, I did. After all you drove all that way. Aug 16, 2011
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
I'm almost positive that the f/a was jeff Achey Aug 16, 2011
Madera, not sure when. Mar 25, 2014
Link it to Fingers on a Seascape, then the last pitch of Return to Forever and you have a stellar 2-3 pitch route! Nov 19, 2014
Max Dismukes
North Quincy, MA
Max Dismukes   North Quincy, MA
So good! Stout couple of moves there with some hard smearing. I thought all of the climbing up to there and then after was way easier, but suuupaah fun as well. Green alien before the crux is bomber. Jun 16, 2015
PJ Benson
Jackson, NH
PJ Benson   Jackson, NH
Is this anything like Airation over at Cathedral? Jul 14, 2016
Derek Doucet
Derek Doucet  
Not really, no. Airation is quite a bit steeper and more sustained, but has better locks. Ct. Cracks is a just a couple of smeary insecure moves at the crux with easier (but quality) climbing above and below. Jul 18, 2016
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
Got on this today, and it is a great route to take some falls on. Bomber nut placements right where you want them to be. Fun to work. I didn't get it, so it will have to wait until next time. Aug 25, 2016
Ramona Filipi
Medford, mA
Ramona Filipi   Medford, mA
Another year, another fall. But it's such a great climb I don't mind having to come back to send it. Next year! Aug 13, 2017
jessie briggs
jessie briggs  
After doing this one a number of times, it feels no harder than .10c. Take for instance, the crux of Right Mel Crack in J Tree, which has a similar off balance flared jam reach. Similar in difficulty and style. This one is soft for sure. May 27, 2018