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Rite of Spring

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April Shower T,TR 
Modern Eyes T,TR 
Out to Pasture T,TR 
Pagan Ritual TR 
Rite of Spring T 
Twin Crack Left T 
Twin Crack Right T,TR 

Rite of Spring Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 800'
Location: 41.5569, -72.8343 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kurtz on Sep 24, 2012
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This area contains three walls. Left to right, the first is Rite of Spring Wall with 90 foot climbs in the 5.9-5.11 range. Opposite is a low-angle, south-facing wall with easier routes (5.3-5.7). Around the arête of this wall is another more vertical wall with Modern Eyes (5.9).

Getting There 

The first area you reach on the blue-blazed trail from the Castle parking lot. The trail plunges down a steep gully and up the other side. Walk another 40(?) yds. Look for a faint, steep climbers trail on your right. Scramble down the gully until you can traverse skiers left along the bottom of the cliffs. The Rite of Spring Wall is the first tall wall you encounter with a thin vertical crack in the middle.

Climbing Season

For the East Peak area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rite of Spring

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rite of Spring:
Twin Crack Right   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rite of Spring   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Rite of Spring
Rock Climbing Photo: Twin Crack Right at East Peak (5.7)

Twin Crack Right 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Connecticut : Central Valley : ... : Rite of Spring
Pull through the small overhang then follow the relatively clean, straight 1-3" crack system. This is a great moderate lead. Consistent climbing with plenty of pro opportunities...[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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