Ragged Mountain Rock Climbing
Ragged Mountain Main Cliff looking left (north) in...
Ragged Mountain, est. 761 feet (232 m), is a traprock mountain ridge located 3 miles (5 km) west of New Britain, Connecticut in the town of Southington and Berlin, Connecticut. It is part of the narrow, linear Metacomet Ridge that extends from Long Island Sound near New Haven, Connecticut, north through the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts to the Vermont border. The mountain, a popular hiking and rock climbing attraction located between metropolitan Hartford and Meriden, is known for expansive vistas, vertical cliff faces, mountain ridge reservoirs, unique microclimate ecosystems, and rare plant communities. Ragged Mountain is traversed by the 51-mile (82 km) Metacomet Trail. - wikipedia.org
Ragged Mountain is home to many fine crags, most of which are on private property, posted no trespassing, and have a history of landowner/climber tensions. To list just a few crags on Ragged Mountain for historical purposes:
May Crack Block
Mountain in Southington, CT. Recommended parking is in Timberlin Park. Follow trail north. There is also street parking on Sheldon Rd but parking is limited and one MUST NOT block driveways or park directly in front of people's homes.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
87 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',41],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Ragged Mountain
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ragged Mountain:
Featured Route For Ragged Mountain
Bombay 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CT
: Central Valley
: ... : Main Cliff
From under the roof at the start of Subline, work right to a corner and then step left to a crack. At its top (only about 25' up), traverse right to easier ground leading to the top.The start of this pitch has puzzled many a climber. You can climb straight up to the corner or chimney right. Once you get established in the corner it's not over yet - the next 20' are pumpy but well protected....[more] Browse More Classics in CT
Ragged Coon. Don't TR on my trees!!