Bald Rock is a peak/rock outcropping in the Danbury, CT area. The peak and adjacent basin to the north are loaded with large gneiss boulders and outcroppings. The bedrock on the property is composed of Brookfield Diorite Gneiss, Walloomsmac Schist, and Stockbridge Marble. All of the climbing is on the gniess which is infused with feldspar mega-crystals and contains schist and marble intrusions. The property is public land with legal access and parking. It also happens to be the largest legal bouldering area in the state.
1. Pull straight in to park so there's room for all cars
2. Do NOT blast your radio on this road or parking lot
3. Drive slowly there are kids in the neighborhood
4. Be respectful and courteous of neighbors
5. Please wave and smile at the police when they drive by patrolling
6. Remember to be safe and have lots of fun...
There's a small parking lot for Bald Rock Basin located at the end of John Todd Way in Redding, CT. The small parking lot (8 Cars) is owned by the Redding Land Trust (who also own Great Ledge). From the parking lot follow the blue blazed trail North. Continue North and follow signs to Bald Rock. From Bald Rock one can hop over to the backside and continue North into the basin area or continue along the power lines past three poles and then follow slight trail left into the woods and down into the basin.
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Slap & Tickle V4-5 6b+ CT : Connecticut Bouldering : ... : El Duque Wall
start the same as Slurp & Giggle, head out right to the massive flake. From there launch up to the streak where there are two decent crimpers. Next fire straight up to the tiny sidepull. Slap out left to the crack of the finger lock hold. Move your feet up and fire for the diagonal pocket. Lastly fire for the lip and mantle. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CT
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