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30 Seconds to All Night S 
Big Gay Al's Supercrack of the Slum T 
Drill Wavin' New Haven S 
Kinesthesis S 
Nickel And Dime S 
Sheetz of Wrath TR 
That 70 Show T,S 
Wedding route T 
West Rock Crack T 

Ball Field Slabs Rock Climbing 


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Location: 41.33181, -72.95988 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Morgan Patterson on Nov 25, 2013
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Description 

The main slabs located directly above the town baseball fields hosts some great long moderate West Rock routes with sights of New Haven and Long Island Sound in the distance. Many of the routes here are multi-pitch sport however there are several gear and mixed protection (gear and bolts) routes mixed in... Several of these routes REQUIRE 70M ropes and several routes are multi-pitch routes.

Getting There 

Hike up the well worn trail behind the dugout. Follow the trail up and right behind some apartment buildings. Take the second left trail which cuts back left directly beneath the main slabs. After about 100 yards there's a cairn on your right and a faint trail that leads to the base of the ledges. Just past a small pine tree is a small right facing corner to begin 4th class scramble to base of routes.

Climbing Season

For the South Buttress area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',1],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ball Field Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ball Field Slabs:
Big Gay Al's Supercrack of the Slum   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Nickel And Dime   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
That 70 Show   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
30 Seconds to All Night   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
West Rock Crack   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Ball Field Slabs
Rock Climbing Photo: The obvious crack.

West Rock Crack 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Connecticut : Western Coastal Slope : ... : Ball Field Slabs
The FINEST legal CRACK in New Haven. Start on the deck and fire the crack (Ball Nuts/micro placements/stacked nutz) straight through to the top. When the crack fades work some moves over/up to the anchor. Originally, ATX Aid Crack. Easier Variation: Known as the 10 Crack is the obvious beautiful crack that splits the large slab face to the right of That 70's Show. From the ledge, stand on the block to the left and work right into the crack several feet off the deck....[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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