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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... and join the Redding Land Trust and help support this great climbing area.
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 (on your left)and then follow slight trail left into the woods and down into the basin. Any questions please feel free to PM me. If there are any issues please let me know, I have a relationship with the town of Bethel (owners) and work with the Access Fund as the Regional Coordinator.
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Iron Helix V4-5 6B+ CT : Connecticut Bouldering : ... : Butt Cheeks Wall
This great climb offers excellent movement on great but somewhat sharp holds. Sit start on the flake just left of the large crack. Crank up through good holds (a little sharp) in the crack and on the left face to the small crimper. From here fire high out left on the bulge to the seam. From there work your way up the buldge on seams to a good jug back behind the bulge. The right sequence unlocks some great movement....[more] Browse More Classics in CT
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