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L to R R to L Alpha
A Prime Climb T,TR 
Back In Time T 
Baldy TR 
Belly Flop T 
Bushwhack T,TR 
Carilli rt. 1  T 
Carilli Rt. 2 (Athena?) T,TR 
Going Vertical T,TR 
Nectar of the Gods T,TR 
Romancing the Stone T,TR 
Route "26" (Far left)  TR 
Route "15a"  TR 
Route "16a"  TR 
Route "18a"  TR 
Route "19a" - Variant on "Romancing" TR 
Route "19b"  TR 
Simpler Times T,TR 
Smokehouse T,TR 
Stone Age T,TR 
Super Stout T,TR 
Tree Skirt T,TR 
Vertical Limit T,TR 
Vertically Challenged T,TR 

Main Slab Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 680'
Location: 41.62122, -73.05422 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kurtz on Jun 9, 2014
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Top of the slab in 2014. Trees dead from 2010 bru...


The Main Slab is the most popular crag in the area. It faces southwest and is 80 feet wide with lower angle routes to right and more vertical climbing to the left. The routes are generally between 40-60 ft long. Most are leadable and all can be top roped from trees and boulders at the top. Bring a long static or webbing since many trees near the edge have died.

Getting There 

As the blue-blazed approach trail reaches rock and becomes steeper, turn left onto an unmarked climbers trail that follows the wall down about 80 feet past the Right Side routes. Eventually you will be able to scramble up a short wall to the base of the slab. Be careful, especially if you are wearing a pack or the ground is damp. The moves are not hard but the consequences of falling may be significant.

You can access the top of the Main Slab directly by continuing on the blue-blazed trail up to the top of the hill. Then follow a faint climbers trail down (trending right) to the top of the Main Slab.

Climbing Season

For the Western Highlands area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Slab:
Romancing the Stone   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tree Skirt   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Nectar of the Gods   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Main Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: A Prime Climb

A Prime Climb 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Connecticut : Western Highlands : ... : Main Slab
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Rock Climbing Photo: The left end of cliff. Tree skirt , Baldy Area. Su...
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