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Fat Man's Squeeze Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 263'
Location: 41.349, -72.5968 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Echoinfi on Sep 9, 2009
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This area is currently closed to climbing per the landowners. Please respect their wishes while future access is being worked out.

A small little bouldering area along the blue trail in the Chatfield with steep roofs, overhangs, and corridors.

Getting There

Climbing Season

For the CT Bouldering area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fat Man's Squeeze

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fat Man's Squeeze:
The Resolution   V6 7A     Boulder, 35'   
De Mak Mak   V8+ 7B+     Boulder, 12'   
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Featured Route For Fat Man's Squeeze
Rock Climbing Photo: The red line out the cave.

Cavity V4 6B  Connecticut : CT Bouldering : ... : Fat Man's Squeeze
The original line out the cave. Climb the big hanging arete from the lowest point of the cave. When you reach the lip cut right out the horizontal roof and top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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Rock Climbing Photo: Aformentioned Classic V4 right off champlin rd.
Aformentioned Classic V4 right off champlin rd.
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting after it in the slot
Getting after it in the slot

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By T Roper
Jun 12, 2011
This place is hands down one of the top 2 or 3 bouldering areas in CT. Access is tough but it is worth the hike in.
By Eli Hamblet
From: Riverside, WA
Jul 17, 2012
The trail is not blue blazed until after you reach a sign 1/2 mile from the parking area. I wasn't able to find any obvious trail with boulders off of champlin rd. However, if you walk up champlin until the road split and then immediately turn left and head into the woods following the mossy ridge line on your right, there is a halfway decent trail which goes most of the way to the boulders. After passing one line of rocky ledges you reach a muddy area/stream cross this and continue in the same direction within 5 minutes you'll reach fat man's squeeze.
By guy bon
Sep 13, 2012
Here's a satellite map of the trail entrance off Champlin Road. There are boulders, not massive climbable boulders, but boulders none-the-less blocking this muddy old road.
By nickv
Mar 19, 2013
tried to find this place the other day, followed the directions and didnt find anything. I took the trail just before the big yellow this not correct?
By T Roper
Mar 19, 2013
its tough to find quickly, look at the bing map link that Guy Bon posted, thats where the trail intersects w/the road
By nickv
Mar 20, 2013
I did that a few times before i left home and then when i was out there i checked again...made it down into a marshy area and then ended up on a yellow blazed trail...never found a stream to hop..i feel like we just didnt go far enough, but it was getting late and i didnt see anything that gave me hope that i was heading in the right direction..ill try again this coming weekend..thanks!
By jimmybob
Sep 25, 2013
I went there today, and its an easy 30 minute walk in to fat man squeeze going only off directions from here and with no knowledge of the area. but i found it first try with no slip ups. i definitely recommend bringing some friends (unless you can carry at least 5 pads) for some of the longer higher problems (which there are a lot of). I walked by a crag with some bolts in it near the "classic v4 crack" which was pretty good. couldn't find any info on the bolted line and the boulders around it which had some really fun routes on it especially if your alone and only have two pads like i did. for a moment i thought i was getting some FA's in that area until i saw some chalk :(
By Will Cornell
May 23, 2014
hey! does anybody know what the "classic v4" boulder on the way to the fat man's squeeze area before chaplain road is called? Me and my brother had an awesome sesh on that boulder the other day and it would be cool to know what some of those problems are called and rated.... because they definitely aren't FAs
By Echoinfi
May 28, 2014
By Echoinfi
Mar 9, 2017
Hi All this area is Private Property. For now please do not climb here. I will update if the access situation improves.

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