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Rattlesnake Mountain Rock Climbing 


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Location: 41.7007, -72.8321 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Parking area on Rt. 6

Description 

Rattlesnake Mountain is home to several traprock climbing areas, one of which is Rattlesnake Cliff.

Getting There 

The best approach is to park on Rt. 6 (see map coordinates above) and follow the blue-blazed Metacomet Trail south. You will encounter Porcupine Wall, Green Wall, Will Warren's Den, and then Rattlesnake Cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

59 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',20],['5.7',10],['5.8',10],['5.9',10],['5.10',4],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['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 Rattlesnake Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rattlesnake Mountain:
Mess Around   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR, 30'   Green Wall
Lightheaded   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR, 30'   Green Wall
Mother Russia   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Rattlesnake Cliff
Solidarity   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   Rattlesnake Cliff
Unwelcome Guest   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 35'   Porcupine Wall
Franny and Zoey   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Rattlesnake Cliff
Face to Face    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 35'   Porcupine Wall
Green Goddess   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad   Green Wall
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Featured Route For Rattlesnake Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Flare for Adventure

Flare for Adventure 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Connecticut : Central Valley : ... : Green Wall
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By Bryce Adamson
Apr 27, 2017
There are new signs up on the Metacomet Trail here telling hikers to respect private property and stay on the trail. However, people climb here all the time, and I haven't heard of anyone being kicked out for it. Anyone else have any more info?

Edit: This was written in response to an earlier post, and does not apply to Rattlesnake Cliff or to Will Warren's Den.
By Kurtz
May 5, 2017
I asked the CFPA about the signs and the intent is to keep people away from the communication towers and access roads. Climbing access at Porcupine Hole and Greenwall is not affected.

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