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9 Wall (Feather Ledges)

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L to R R to L Alpha
Butt-hurt Yankee, The T 
Glad I'm Not High T 
Gray Matter S 
Just Say Yes S 
One Hard Move TR 
One step forward T,S 
Pipe Dreams T,S 
Rad Trad T 
Rusty Oldtimer S 
Two Hard Moves TR 
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9 Wall (Feather Ledges)  

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Location: 41.35479, -72.59182 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Miike on Dec 7, 2011  with updates from Kurtz
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Small crag near Chatfield with some quality routes in the 5.9 range. Nice and sheltered for winter climbing, shady enough in the summer to climb as well. Mostly southeast/southwest facing.

This is a great crag to hit in the winter, its very footwork intensive climbing where you can place some gear, clip some bolts and keep your head in the game for leading.

cams from a 0/purple metolius to a #3 camalot are useful.

Getting There 

From the entrance to Chatfield Hollow State Park, go 0.3 miles west on Rt. 80. Park in the rough climbers pull-out on the left (south side). Walk south from the climber parking lot down the old dirt road/trail without turning on to any trails for about 15 minutes. Eventually the road turns back into the blue trail(still go strait) and you will be on top of the cliff.

Step by Step:
1. From climbers lot continue south down dirt road
2. Merge right onto blue trail
3. Go straight. do not take blue trail with red dot
4. At fork bear left to stay on blue trail

Continue on blue trail to access the bottom of the crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 9 Wall (Feather Ledges):
One step forward   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 30'   
Pipe Dreams   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 35'   
Just Say Yes   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Rusty Oldtimer   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For 9 Wall (Feather Ledges)
slab move

Pipe Dreams 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CT : Eastern Coastal Slope : 9 Wall (Feather Ledges)
This climb is a bit longer than One Step Forward since the beginning is a diagonal crack and the finish zigs off to the right(crux), then left at the end to the shared anchor. Slightly contrived to keep the grade at 5.9, if you end up finishing One Step Forward the grade is 5.7. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

Photos of 9 Wall (Feather Ledges) Slideshow Add Photo
A look at the SW facing side.
A look at the SW facing side.
David taking a lap on Rusty Oldtimer
David taking a lap on Rusty Oldtimer
Who the F$%* is that kid????
Who the F$%* is that kid????
the slabby wall
the slabby wall
Main Face

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By micah richard
From: Litchfield, Connecticut
May 5, 2013
kudos to route developers. bolts are placed only where reasonable gear is not available.
By John K. Parejko
From: New Haven, CT
Aug 6, 2014

The bolts on wall (Rusty Oldtimer, Just Say Yes) have been smashed with a hammer, and will be very difficult, if not impossible to clip. The anchor bolts are usable via the screw links.

The bolts on the slab (One step forward, Pipe Dreams) are intact, but the anchor bolts have been smashed. I couldn't get a carabiner behind them when attempting to use them as a top-rope anchor.
By JIncillo
Aug 9, 2014
That really blows. This isn't even a big crag that a lot of people frequent. I just don't get it. This state sucks.
By Morgan Patterson
Aug 11, 2014
The RMF Picnic was this weekend at Chatfield Hollow...
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