Grampa Grunt's Wall Rock Climbing
This wall is the largest at Bald Rock and is located behind (North) of the Colossus Boulder. This wall has a 60 deg overhang (low to ground) on the right side while the face is slightly off angled and broken by large diagonal cracks. Though easy looking, this cliff offers up some good difficult moderate climbs.
The wall is named after Ted Quintin, Grampa Grunt, who passed away this morning, 09/21/2012. He is a dear friend who will be missed by the many lucky folks who had the pleasure to visit his famous ski lodge, Grampa Grunts Lodge, located a close distance from the slopes of Jay Peak. Ted, you will be greatly missed by all...
Hike up the gully on the right side of the Colossus Boulder or hike around to the left and then uphill. You will see the Sympaug Wall directly in front of you with a nice clearing at the base for all your hang out needs. . .
Climbing Season For the Western Coastal Slope area.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Grampa Grunt's Wall
Six Hours to Freedom 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Connecticut
: Western Coastal Slope
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Starting in the center of the cliff, just to the right of the leftwards arching crack, is a slight dihedral leading directly up to some tricky face moves utilizing tiny holds. Directly above the first large diagonal crack (6ft off ground) is a small undercling flake with some crimpers on a flake just above it. Be gentle on these crimpers and work your feet up to gain some small holds. Climb up the technical section to just below the large spear-shaped block lodged in the second large diagonal cr...[more] Browse More Classics in Connecticut