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9 Wall (Feather Ledges)

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Butt-hurt Yankee, The T 
Glad I'm Not High T 
Gray Matter S 
Just Say Yes S 
One Hard Move TR 
One step forward T,S 
Pipe Dreams T,S 
Rad Trad T 
Rusty Oldtimer S 
Two Hard Moves TR 
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9 Wall (Feather Ledges) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 41.35479, -72.59182 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: T Roper on Dec 7, 2011  with updates from Kurtz


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Small crag near Chatfield with some quality routes in the 5.9 range. Nice and sheltered for winter climbing, shady enough in the summer to climb as well. Mostly southeast/southwest facing.

This is a great crag to hit in the winter, its very footwork intensive climbing where you can place some gear, clip some bolts and keep your head in the game for leading.

cams from a 0/purple metolius to a #3 camalot are useful.

Getting There 

From the entrance to Chatfield Hollow State Park, go 0.3 miles west on Rt. 80. Park in the rough climbers pull-out on the left (south side). Walk south from the climber parking lot down the old dirt road/trail without turning on to any trails for about 15 minutes. Eventually the road turns back into the blue trail(still go strait) and you will be on top of the cliff.

Step by Step:
1. From climbers lot continue south down dirt road
2. Merge right onto blue trail
3. Go straight. do not take blue trail with red dot
4. At fork bear left to stay on blue trail

Continue on blue trail to access the bottom of the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Eastern Coastal Slope area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 9 Wall (Feather Ledges)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 9 Wall (Feather Ledges):
Rad Trad   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 50'   
One step forward   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 30'   
Pipe Dreams   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 35'   
Rusty Oldtimer   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Just Say Yes   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For 9 Wall (Feather Ledges)
Rock Climbing Photo: ryan on gray matter

Gray Matter 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Connecticut : Eastern Coastal Slope : 9 Wall (Feather Ledges)
This is a short route on steep terrain. Start by climbing the broken ledge to the first bolt. Clip the second bolt and get into the business. Climb the gray and orange bulge.Despite the route's lack of length, it can be surprisingly pump. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

Photos of 9 Wall (Feather Ledges) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Park here on south side of Rt. 80
BETA PHOTO: Park here on south side of Rt. 80
Rock Climbing Photo: the slabby wall
the slabby wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Main Face
Rock Climbing Photo: A look at the SW facing side.
A look at the SW facing side.
Rock Climbing Photo: David taking a lap on Rusty Oldtimer
David taking a lap on Rusty Oldtimer

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By micah richard
From: Litchfield, Connecticut
May 5, 2013
kudos to route developers. bolts are placed only where reasonable gear is not available.
By John K. Parejko
From: New Haven, CT
Aug 6, 2014

The bolts on wall (Rusty Oldtimer, Just Say Yes) have been smashed with a hammer, and will be very difficult, if not impossible to clip. The anchor bolts are usable via the screw links.

The bolts on the slab (One step forward, Pipe Dreams) are intact, but the anchor bolts have been smashed. I couldn't get a carabiner behind them when attempting to use them as a top-rope anchor.
By JIncillo
Aug 9, 2014
That really blows. This isn't even a big crag that a lot of people frequent. I just don't get it. This state sucks.
By Morgan Patterson
From: CT
Aug 11, 2014
The RMF Picnic was this weekend at Chatfield Hollow...
By Echoinfi
Apr 13, 2015
All hardware is restored at this crag. Props to those peeps. Via la resistance.
By Morgan Patterson
From: CT
Apr 15, 2015
Kudos to whoever fixed up the crag!

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