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Southern Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 350'
Location: 41.55921, -72.81097 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kurtz on Aug 29, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: Above the Southern wall. Oak tree with unusual dou...


There are a couple of decent lines on a small 25 foot wide face south of the Main Walls. This area gets very little traffic and is covered in loose rock. Be careful!

Getting There 

The easiest and safest approach is to climb the main ascent trail on the right side of the Main Walls. Then walk south (right) along the clifftop on a faint trail. Set your anchors and rappel in.

Alternatively, hike right up the middle of the scree field to the base of the wall.

The Tomcat corner is the easiest feature to spot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Whiskers

Whiskers 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Connecticut : Central Valley : ... : Southern Wall
Begin at the start of a step-like, left-trending ramp. Take the path of least resistance (and best pro) up the face to a bulge at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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By Kurtz
Aug 29, 2014
I cannot stress enough how much LOOSE ROCK is in this area (at the top, at the bottom and on the routes). I suggest starting with everyone at the top. Build an anchor and clean the routes top-down on rappel before attempting to climb. Belay well off to the side, wear a helmet, and keep everyone out of the fall lines.

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