Western Highlands Rock Climbing
Kris working the over hanging section near the top...
Climbing in Northwestern CT is not as varied or bountiful as other parts of the state but none the less there are some great areas to grab your rope and get out for some pulling. This region is remarkably more hilly, containing CT's highest spot, the side of a hill that has a summit just over the border into Massachusetts.
There is a network of roads throughout the region although there is no main thruway.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
127 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',38],['2 Stars',58],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Western Highlands
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Western Highlands:
Featured Route For Western Highlands
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
Apr 16, 2011
I am originally from North Canaan, CT but didn't get into climbing until I left for UVM. Have been back and climbed since. The NW Corner has a ton of possibility. Tons and tons of boulders, just need to know where to look. Many quality crags as well, just needs to be some dedication, time, and effort into developing, documenting, and gaining access..I hope to get to be a part of this one day.