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',26],['2 Stars',39],['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
Broadway 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Connecticut
: Central Valley
: ... : Main Cliff
BEWARE OF COPPERHEAD AT TOP OF CLIMBNear the right end of the face is a huge block forming a roof about 50' up. Broadway goes up the crack to the right edge of the block.This is one of the best routes on the cliff - continuous 5.7 - 5.8 climbing with good pro if you know how to place it.The block that marks the roof is the Skull and Bones block - named after the secret society at nearby Yale University....[more] Browse More Classics in Connecticut
Ragged Coon. Don't TR on my trees!!