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50 Footer Rock Climbing 

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Location: 41.79062, -72.21342 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Morgan Patterson on Jun 5, 2012
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Getting There 

From the intersection of Route 275 and Route 195, head south on
Route 195 for 1.25 miles. Turn left at Mansfield Historical Society;
parking is behind building.

Located along the Nipmuck trail, Mansfield CT.


There are also these directions from which are different and appear to point to a cliff on the topo as well. Please PM or post if you know what's correct here.

Take a right onto Chaffeeville Rd. follow for about 3 miles. You will pass Mulberry Rd. on your left, about .2 miles down the road on the right there will be a small dirt road you want to take. About 50 feet up the road go left and park next to the Nipmuck Trail (blue markers) which goes up a steep hill on your right. Follow to the top of the hill and 50 foot will be the second (non-moss-covered) cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 50 Footer

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 50 Footer:
Standard route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 40'   
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Super Senior (aka Living the Dream) V2 5+ PG13  Connecticut : Eastern Highlands : 50 Footer
Fun traverse that follows the ground line, desgined to be able to be climbed with only one crashpad.Approximately 30-40 feet on good holds with two distinct cruxes, the second one being height dependent.Start on the beginning of standard route , climb up approx 3-4 of feet and traverse left on good holds. Once you reach the end of the good holds down climb a foot or so and try to get through the balancey first crux on the slopers out left. Top hold can be wet sometimes so its worth cleaning/ thr...[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Jul 24, 2012
I always approached it by going down Chaffeeville Road to Bousa Road and parking at the utility line trail then following the utility line trail up the hill and approaching it from the top. There may be a better way but this approach isn't bad.
By Morgan Patterson
From: CT
Jul 25, 2012
Do either of the directions sound like they get you to 50 footer or could they be different cliffs all together. Brian - Any chance you would PM me a full set of direction I can paste in?
By Johnny042
From: New London, Connecticut
Sep 6, 2012
I Hiked out to check the cliff out a few days a go. I used the directions from A bit of clarification to them would consist of hiking to the top of the utility line trail which is on the left side of the dirt road. At the top of hill you will see a trail sign pointing in four different directions with descriptions of what is in each direction. While facing up the hill turn left to hike the blue blazes into the woods. This trail will fork not to far into the woods you want to go right at the fork you will pass through another trail keep going straight and this will put you right at the top of what I am assuming and by the trail map is 50 Footer. Pretty impressive little cliff. The best way to hike to the bottom is to the right not left.
By jim kaminski
Dec 28, 2014
There are a total of 18 route descriptions for this crag that you can get from Ken Nicols (I don't have time right now to type them all out online.) He also insists that the correct name of this crag is "Husky rock" and that 50 footer is actually the moss covered cliff just to the right of it. Which makes sense if you look at the height of the two cliffs.
By T Roper
Apr 25, 2016
"he insists", LMAO, I picture a cartoon character in tiny gym shorts about to blow steam
By T Roper
Apr 29, 2016

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