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L to R R to L Alpha
Call it "41a" T,TR 
Acid Reign T,TR 
Arrowhead T,TR 
Block of Ages T 
Cat-o-Nine-Tails T 
Catapult T,TR 
Catatonia T 
Chimney-Top Corner  T,TR 
Claw Marks T 
Danzig TR 
Elegant Monkey T,TR 
Feline T 
Fool's Mate T,TR 
Friday the Thirteenth T,TR 
Golden Book T,TR 
Imperial Wizard TR 
Jaguar TR 
Millions of Dead Dogs TR 
Mind Bender Direct T,TR 
Pegasus T,TR 
Phantasmagoria T,TR 
Pink Elephants T 
Realm of the Senses T,TR 
Saturday Night Special T,TR 
Triple Direct T 
White Fandango T 

Main Walls Rock Climbing 

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The Main Walls offer routes at all levels of difficulty. While there are some excellent leads, most routes are top roped. There is no fixed hardware so bring a long dynamic rope/webbing to reach trees that are well back from the cliff edge. Watch for sharp edges. Cathole is notorious for loose rock so wear a helmet at all times.

Getting There 

Hike up the steep approach trail that starts at the north end of the parking area. The trail trends to the left through boulders and loose rock. You end up beneath Pegasus. To access the top, duckwalk through the narrow opening between the cliff and a huge free-standing boulder at the far right end (Photo) beneath Golden Book. Follow the obvious and VERY loose trail up a gully. There is another ascent trail on the far left side of the crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Walls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Walls:
Golden Book   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 70'   
Pegasus   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 70'   
Arrowhead   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Saturday Night Special   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
White Fandango   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Realm of the Senses   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fool's Mate   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cat-o-Nine-Tails   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mind Bender Direct   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Feline   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Millions of Dead Dogs   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Jaguar   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Imperial Wizard   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Main Walls
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Fool's Mate

Fool's Mate 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Connecticut : Central Valley : ... : Main Walls
An intimidating, old-school 5.9 that deserves more traffic. The moves are interesting and varied. Excellent rock quality (for Cathole).Climb up to the overhang and try to figure out the crux (next to the first overlap) before you pump out. Catch your breath and follow the crack past the other two overlaps, then step left and continue straight up the finger crack and varnish to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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Rock Climbing Photo: The view from Fantasmigoria looking SW.
The view from Fantasmigoria looking SW.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking to Washington's Head - Cathole from the pa...
BETA PHOTO: Looking to Washington's Head - Cathole from the pa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chloe waiting to see if I'm coming through the gap...
Chloe waiting to see if I'm coming through the gap...

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By Jim O'Brien
From: Branford, CT
Jan 18, 2008
I was sent out on a recon mission by Ladd; please let me know if I have confused myself with describing the photos. There are more climbs of questionable quality, be mindful of loose rock, it's Connecticut!
Right On! JimO
By Ladd
Jan 18, 2008
Thanks for the photos Jimo.
By Devin Krevetski
From: Northfield, VT
Sep 16, 2010
I feel like this crag gets a lot of traffic, not so much due to the quality of the climbing, but more the proximity to the road, but pegasus is definitely worth a visit.

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