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Rite of Spring 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Kevin Johnson on Dec 12, 2010

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A beautiful, overhanging crack line, that has a cave like start. The first 25ft, consists of the powerful crux with awkward jams and technical moves. Fun climbing on the warmest winter section of walls in CT.


To the left of the Amphitheater proper. Between Castle Crag and the Amphitheater. Look for the obvious hard looking, overhanging crack line. To get down, walk around the block it's left side back to the start of the route.


Good gear, standard modern rack, selection of stoppers and cams to 2".

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By tetrault
From: CT
May 16, 2015

Rite of Spring is an example of one of the finest traprock climbs in the State and is recommeded for any local or visiting climber.

Like many climbs in CT, a seemingly stout-for-the-grade on-sight ascent would be a proud and somewhat serious endeavor. However, with some reconnaissance, this CT classic is more approachable than it may seem; rewarding precise movement, attention to detail, and careful selection of footholds, combined with excellent gear.

Top-Rope Anchor:

A "standard CT top rope" can be set up from 2 large trees with around 75’ of static rope or webbing behind the large top-out platform. Get the master-point to hang in the corner below the 4’ tall evergreen where the climb tops-out. You can use a blue tricam, or similar, in a crack skier’s left of this tree to keep the anchor from sliding skier’s right if you feel the need.

To access this area from the base of the climb, head climbers left for a few hundred feet, then up a somewhat loose open gully that trends right. The top-out platform is where this gully levels off, before getting all the way up to the blue trail.

Climb safe and enjoy this stellar route!

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