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Sleeping Giant

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Ampitheater 
Beach, The 
Between the Chin and Chest 
Left Leg  

Sleeping Giant Rock Climbing 


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Location: 41.4236, -72.9027 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: czd on Feb 18, 2009  with updates from czd
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BETA PHOTO: Map of bouldering location. Purple X's mark areas ...

Description 

Decent bouldering on the backside of the chin. Some nice traverses and some exciting top outs.

Getting There 

From the parking area in the front of the park, head towards the back of the picnic area loop. You will see a blue blazed trail heading down towards the river, take that trail, once at the river, cross the man made bridge over the small drainage and instead of taking the blue trail up a steep hill, go right on a red blazed trail up a less steep hill for about 100 yards and the bouldering will be on the right.

Climbing Season

For the CT Bouldering area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

43 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',14],['V2-3',20],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Sleeping Giant
Rock Climbing Photo: Right side.

Queen Cobra V8 7B  CT : CT Bouldering : ... : Top of the White Trail
Start sitting with small right handed crimp and left hand on the large sidepull. A couple powerful compression moves lead to an easier topout. Not the best landing, but great route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

Photos of Sleeping Giant Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Unusual staircase with perfect friction.
Unusual staircase with perfect friction.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tall compression problem.
Tall compression problem.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun easy route.
Fun easy route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of the white trail.
Top of the white trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of the white trail. Projects on projects.
Top of the white trail. Projects on projects.
Rock Climbing Photo: Very nice boulder at the base of Wiessner's Ri...
Very nice boulder at the base of Wiessner's Ri...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful arete in the talus of the chin.
Beautiful arete in the talus of the chin.
Rock Climbing Photo: Interesting movements coming out of this hole.
Interesting movements coming out of this hole.
Rock Climbing Photo: Highball slab.
Highball slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the best traprock boulders I've seen in...
One of the best traprock boulders I've seen in...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice compression problem at the top of the white t...
Nice compression problem at the top of the white t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another picture of The Amphitheater.
Another picture of The Amphitheater.

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By Aaron Parlier
Administrator
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Jun 6, 2010
So, would i be correct in guessing that by this places namesake, the boulder/boulders here are huge and highball? or is there a massive cliff that is the giant?
By Cricket
From: From the heart
Apr 13, 2011
Checked this area out... it was fairly limited but still offered some bouldering possibility. it was a beautiful area of the park i had never been to before with nice afternoon light. But it was just one small cliff 10-20 feet high, slippery traprock holds, and about 50 feet wide. no standalone boulders though. does anyone know of any other boulders elsewhere in the park ? its near my house...
By T Roper
From: DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Apr 26, 2011
There are a few boulders at the north end of West Rock that need to be climbed. This is within a mile or two of Sleeping Giant. I'd love to get out there with a spot sometime.
By czd
Dec 29, 2014
There is a very nice bouldering spot right off of the white trail (right side if you are headed out from the main parking lot). Plenty of unclimbed rock. There were spots of chalk on a few boulders.
Rock Climbing Photo: featured, overhanging wall off of the white trail ...
featured, overhanging wall off of the white trail at sleeping giant. many possibilities on this wall and it is surrounded by other nice possible problems.
By czd
Apr 18, 2016
Sleeping Giant has the potential to be a great bouldering area for those in southern central CT. It's legal, it has great trails that provide easy access to the climbing, the rock is great and there is a significant amount of bouldering, some of which is very good. I'm guessing people have done a lot of the obvious lines so I'm adding them as "unknowns".