Western Coastal Slope Rock Climbing
WarZone Crag, SW CT, Undeveloped.
Climbing in this part of the state is difficult was find until sites like mountainproject.com
came around. Now it's a little less difficult but there are many issues and few good crags. Given the long history of climbing in CT and the dense population, this area of CT has many little areas spread around which have been explored and climbed by many of the best climbers of their time. As such, there is very little which has not already been climbed at one point or another in established areas unless you are climbing at the highest levels of the sport. Get out have some fun and remember... be discrete!
I-95 and I-695 provide access with many other roads all heading towards "The City" (Read: New York City)
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
108 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',22],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Western Coastal Slope
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Western Coastal Slope
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Western Coastal Slope:
Featured Route For Western Coastal Slope
Wiessner's Rib 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Connecticut
: Western Coastal Slope
: ... : The Chin
Fritz Wiessner had a good eye for the classic climbs. The start of this climb can be found by heading straight up from the intersection of the main (Tower) trail and the white trail. After hiking up to the base of the rib, walk right and up to a ledge at the base of the route; step left to belay away from the poison ivy. On the left side of the ledge is a dihedral system. Follow this up about 25 feet to a ledge. Step right across a small slab and climb easily to an obvious dihedral. La...[more] Browse More Classics in Connecticut
By Michael Schneider
Sep 3, 2016
Morgan or Ladd(?)cautions climbers to be discreet. An excellent word!
I've had some success by asking for permission to cross private property.
Parking can be the biggest hassle.
Your milage may vary.
As to finding un-climbed stone? Of course there is lots.
The old school climbers from the 1940s on where routine climbers
That is they returned to the same location, over and over again.
as opposed to looking for new rock. If you find fresh stone it is obvious.
If you are trying to find the best rock do your ground work.
Meet the locals, be polite.
Stay in small groups of two.
Explain before you climb that you will want to come back.
If there is any resistance drop the idea of climbing.
In this State you have to ask for permission,
if you can take a walk, don't blow it by climbing.
Include the locals in the process by showing them pictures
of what you want to come back to try and climb.
If you have spectators, top rope.
(TR just looks like it is safer, to the general public.)
There is lots of rock that Morgan must be keeping track of.
I'm not keeping a book, or adding areas to this data base.
One could but the result would be the closing of many great areas.
If you are interested in seeing some of the rock in south western CT,
get in touch with me.