Diamond Ledge Rock Climbing
Very secluded location, Typically Shady. It's granite with an excellent Arete. The Routes range from 5.9a-5.11c and plenty of room to expand.
20 West to West Granby Road then onto Broad Hill Road. Follow Broad Hill Road until it turns to dirt. Park in the first large parking lot on left. Then walk back across the road straight into the woods. The Diamond Ledges are less than 200 feet.
Climbing Season For the Western Highlands area.
Weather station 6.0 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Diamond Ledge
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Mountain Laurel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: Western Highlands
: Diamond Ledge
fun route that takes a few tries before finding the right foot placement. starting off on the big triangular boulder at the bottom, there are some big jugs leading up to the first lower ledge about 25 feet up. The slopey wall after that is the crux, there is a few ways you can do it, some climb straight left from the ledge then go up, others will balance their feet on the slopey wall using a few tiny crimpers to get you to the next jug....[more] Browse More Classics in Connecticut
BETA PHOTO: Detail of the cliff and routes I know for sure. -...
Left Arete and Left face.
By T Roper
Nov 10, 2014
East facing crag, lots of signs from the Granby land trust telling climbers to NOT mess with the rock in any way.
From: Granby, CT
Nov 23, 2014
I haven't been in a couple months, but last I was there there were signs saying to not damage the rock. Apparently someone (non-climber) was up there harvesting quartz crystals. As far as I know, the Granby Land Trust is still accepting of climbers.
That being said, lets continue this good relationship with the GLT and the neighbors. Clean up after yourselves, keep quiet, and drive slow on Broad Hill Road. A few times now someone left carpet scraps up there to use to protect their rope or the trees, or something. That's nice and all, but pack it out with you, so myself or someone else doesn't have to. Same goes for tape.