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Barbed Wire T,TR 
Bristling For Action T 
Dart Board T,TR 
Double Bogey T,TR 
Face to Face  T,TR 
Finger Strength TR 
Fissureman T,TR 
Hole in One (Porcupine Hole) T 
Lower Right Crack T,TR 
Needlepoint TR 
Quill T 
Razorback T,TR 
Safety Pin TR 
Spine Tingler T,TR 
Stupid Route TR 
Unwelcome Guest T,TR 
Warthog TR 

Porcupine Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: percious on Mar 2, 2009  with updates from Kurtz

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A short crag with a few good climbs. This crag is typically shaded and makes for a nice summer crag when the days are longer. The approach is somewhat longer than other cliffs in the area.

Long static or webbing for anchors is recommended. Please remember never to rap directly off trees. And when pulling ropes/webbing around trees try to make sure you're not wearing away the bark.

Getting There 

From Waterbury: I-84 East to Exit 37 (Fieneman Rd.), make a left at end of ramp. At second light, turn left onto Rt. 6 (Colt Highway). In one mile, you will pass the Tilcon quarry on the left and the road will turn right, downhill. In another 0.3 mile you will see a parking area on the left.

From Hartford: I-84 West to Exit 38 (Rt. 6 Bristol), go straight through light at bottom of ramp. In 1.7 miles, you will pass the Tilcon quarry on the left and the road will turn right and go downhill. In another 0.3 mile, park in the parking area on the left.

Follow the short access trail from the parking area to the blue-blazed Metacomet Trail. Head up the trail (south). You will encounter Porcupine Hole (on right) in 15 mins, Green Wall (on right) in 20 mins, Will Warren's Den in 25 mins., and the top of Rattlesnake Rock in 27 mins. The beginning of the trail can be quite muddy. If you reach the radio tower anchor, you've gone a bit too far.

Climbing Season

For the Rattlesnake Mountain area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Porcupine Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Porcupine Wall:
Unwelcome Guest   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 35'   
Face to Face    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 35'   
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