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Ragged Mountain Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 761'
Location: 41.61223, -72.82816 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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:

Main cliff
Small Cliff
Outcrop Cliff
May Crack Block
Citadel
Owl's Lair
Junkyard
Wasp's Nest
Cathedral Rock
Shooting Gallery

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.7 miles from here

87 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',18],['5.7',7],['5.8',16],['5.9',12],['5.10',13],['5.11',15],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ragged Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ragged Mountain:
Wiessner Slab   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 60'   Main Cliff
Knight's Move   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 60'   Main Cliff
Main Street   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Ancient Way   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 60'   Main Cliff
Wet Wall   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Tower Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 30'   Main Cliff
Cemetary Vault   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   Main Cliff
Knight's Gambit   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Carey Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Broadway   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Cliff
Wiessner Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 40'   Main Cliff
Vector   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Bombay   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Kor Crack   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
YMC Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   Main Cliff
Vanishing Point   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 85'   Main Cliff
Unconquerable Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 80'   Main Cliff
Aid Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 40'   Main Cliff
Ragged Edge   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Cliff
Subline   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   Main Cliff
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Featured Route For Ragged Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Keith Hoek tops out on Vector

Vector 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Connecticut : Central Valley : ... : Main Cliff
Another ancient classic - a route way ahead of its time.The start is easily located - a detached pillar about 45 feet past (left of) Wiessner Slab marks the route. Things start off easy but the business begins when a small overhang is reached. Follow the crack to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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By Russ Keane
Aug 13, 2017
I love Traprock! Such wonderful climbing.

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