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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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Nickel And Dime 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Connecticut : Western Coastal Slope : ... : Ball Field Slabs
Nickle and Dime is a beautiful two pitch route located on the left side of the sport routes. This route can take off from different locations. The most common start is from the high ledge where Kinethesis departs. From this ledge the route follows the arete on the left end of the ledge up past four bolts to large ledge w/ two bolt chain anchors. The alternate start is a Trad start from the next ledge below Kinethesis. From this ledge follow a large handcrack 15 ft to the Kinethesis ledge and the...[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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