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Diamond Ledge Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 55'
Location: 41.9511, -72.846 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jason Terribile on Mar 30, 2010
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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.

Getting There 

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Diamond Ledge:
Withywindle Wall   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Diamond Ledge
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun Classic at Diamond ledge. good for beginner to...

Mountain Laurel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  Connecticut : 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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Middle Section
Middle Section
Rock Climbing Photo: Detail of the cliff and routes I know for sure.  -...
BETA PHOTO: Detail of the cliff and routes I know for sure. -...
Rock Climbing Photo: Withywindle Wall
Withywindle Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Left Arete and Left face.
Left Arete and Left face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Diamond Ledge.
Diamond Ledge.

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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.
By KevinF
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.
By Gene O Desideraggio
Sep 15, 2017
The best lot to park in is on your left right before the road turns into a dirt road. They have gated off the dirt portion so you have to walk about 400ft up the hill until you get to the lot on your left mentioned in the description. You will see a sign that says "holcomb farm hiking trails" in the lot on the left side of the trail, from there cross the dirt road and head directly into the woods on a small path that starts by stepping around a fallen log on the right side of the road.

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