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By Nickels G
From Groton, Connecticut
Jan 21, 2013
Anyone boulder in the area? Maybe recommend a gym close by, or looking for a partner?

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By Morgan Patterson
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Jan 24, 2013
Stoked...
i do... but Groton is not the SW part of the state. Believe it or not you are actually on a website that has tons of bouldering information on it. Try surfing the Destination area of the website. As for gyms there are several, a quick google search will get you them. Cheers!

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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Jan 24, 2013
Bocan
I used to boulder in Middletown quite a bit at 7 falls. It was kind of chossy, but there were ample boulder to hike around and get those fingers fit. PLENTY to do here.

mountainproject.com/v/seven-fa...
archive.newenglandbouldering.c...
ctclimbers.com/sites/default/f...

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By Joe Nguyen 1
From Groton, CT
Jan 20, 2014
I'm in groton too. Did you end up finding any info on bouldering?

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By mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
Jan 21, 2014
There is a gym in Mystic, or at least there used to be. I'm sure it's still there. Also, check around Lantern Hill, up 395 near the Casinos. I haven't been there in YEARS, but i think it was a decent area to climb.

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By Morgan Patterson
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Jan 21, 2014
Stoked...
Ah... the good old NEB days... I remember when bouldering was new and that site along with climbing V10 was the hot shit!

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By M Sprague
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From New England
Jan 21, 2014
Lichen head. Me, with my usual weatherbeaten, lichen covered look from scrubbing a new route.
Is that horrible "gym" still in existence?

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By Joe Nguyen 1
From Groton, CT
Jan 22, 2014
M Sprague wrote:
Is that horrible "gym" still in existence?

What gym do you recommend in southeast Connecticut? I'm in groton and training is getting a little old. Losing my psych! Coming from California to here is a huge change.

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By mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
Jan 22, 2014
Prime climb in Wallingford is great, sort of a haul for you though. Just check out the gym in Mystic, I'm sure it has what you're looking for. Anything is better than what you are currently climbing on, right. I went years ago 2 times, and it was ok i thought. Like i said, if you're not climbing ANYTHING, at least this is something. If it sucks, well then, you just make do until spring.

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By M Sprague
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From New England
Jan 22, 2014
Lichen head. Me, with my usual weatherbeaten, lichen covered look from scrubbing a new route.
Centralrock in Worcester Mass is a little bit of a haul, but is pretty good. There is also a small new gym in Peacedale RI that could be fine for bouldering. I went there a few times when it first opened and found the boulder route setting geared to huge big reachy power moves, so most of the routes were silly easy or silly hard with not much in between, but it may have improved with setter experience. Unfortunately, Groton is a bit of a backwater as far as climbing gyms go, but if you are willing to drive a little you have some options. I live in southern RI, but I drive to Worcester (CentralRock), Boston (Metrorock) or even Concord NH (Evolution) when I want to hit the gym.

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By Dmadison
From CT
Jan 22, 2014
Ill Gotten Booty
There is also a Central Rock Gym in Glastonbury, CT but once again it's still not that close to groton. It's probably the same distance away as the Rock Spot in Peacedale. I've never been to the central rock gym but I heard it was decent.

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By Josh Morgan
From East Lyme, Connecticut
Jan 26, 2014
I live in East Lyme and there are a few spots I've found outdoors here thanks to mountain project. Id be down to partner up.As for gyms Prime Climb in wallingford is a good place to be, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Never heard about a gym in mystic.. I'd better Google it..

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By Joe Nguyen 1
From Groton, CT
Feb 1, 2014
The rock spot is the closest gym to me. What do you Guys think of that gym? I don't have my crashpads to boulder in mystic just yet but will be able to in a couple weeks. Thanks for the replies all! Let me know if you guys want to get together to climb!

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By Dmadison
From CT
Feb 1, 2014
Ill Gotten Booty
The peacedale rock spot is a decent gym in my opinion. It's definitely not the largest gym out there so it doesn't take long to run out of routes to try. My biggest complaint is that there are a ton of auto belays. I find the bouldering to be pretty fun though. The route setting isn't out of this world or anything but it's not terrible either. Just go check it out and see what you think!

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By Joe Nguyen 1
From Groton, CT
Feb 1, 2014
Once again thanks for the replies all! It sounds like it's either gonna be rockspot peacedale or central rock gym. They're both around the same distance but one of the perks of rock spot is that it's open really late. I'm a the naval submarine school and we have plenty of boulders on base but I am not allowed to climb here. If anyone is down to boulder outdoors in the mystic area I am available after 4pm weekdays and free weekends!

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By Echoinfi
Feb 2, 2014
Joe,

There is quite a bit of bouldering near you in Groton. Chatfield Hollow is also not too far away. There is also climbing in New London. Seek and you shall find.

Check these spots:

mountainproject.com/v/mystic-a...

mountainproject.com/v/southeas...

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By Joe Nguyen 1
From Groton, CT
Feb 3, 2014
Echoinfi wrote:
Joe, There is quite a bit of bouldering near you in Groton. Chatfield Hollow is also not too far away. There is also climbing in New London. Seek and you shall find. Check these spots: mountainproject.com/v/mystic-a... mountainproject.com/v/southeas...


Thank you! The weather hasn't been cooperating so I'm looking for a gym at the moment. I'm also new to the area so finding climbers who are down for this area has been a tad challenging. Once again, thank you for your contribution!

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