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Main Walls

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Acid Reign T,TR 
Arrowhead T,TR 
Block of Ages T 
Cat-o-Nine-Tails T 
Catapult T,TR 
Catatonia T 
Chimney-Top Corner  T,TR 
Claw Marks T 
Danzig TR 
Elegant Monkey T,TR 
Fool's Mate T,TR 
Friday the Thirteenth T,TR 
Golden Book T,TR 
Imperial Wizard TR 
Jaguar TR 
Millions of Dead Dogs TR 
Mind Bender Direct T,TR 
Pegasus T,TR 
Phantasmagoria T,TR 
Pink Elephants T 
Realm of the Senses T,TR 
Saturday Night Special T,TR 
Triple Direct T 
White Fandango T 

Main Walls 


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Cathole Crag

Description 

The Main Walls offer routes at all levels of difficulty. While there are some excellent leads, most routes are top roped. There is no fixed hardware so bring a long dynamic rope/webbing to reach trees that are well back from the cliff edge. Watch for sharp edges. Cathole is notorious for loose rock so wear a helmet at all times.


Getting There 

Hike up the steep approach trail that starts at the north end of the parking area. The trail trends to the left through boulders and loose rock. You end up beneath Pegasus. To access the top, duckwalk through the narrow opening between the cliff and a huge free-standing boulder at the far right end (Photo) beneath Golden Book. Follow the obvious and VERY loose trail up a gully. There is another ascent trail on the far left side of the crag.


Climbing Season


24 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Walls:
Golden Book   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 70'   
Pegasus   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 70'   
Arrowhead   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Saturday Night Special   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Realm of the Senses   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
White Fandango   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Cat-o-Nine-Tails   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mind Bender Direct   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Millions of Dead Dogs   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Jaguar   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Imperial Wizard   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Looking up Pegasus

Pegasus 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CT : Central CT : ... : Main Walls
Pegasus is the obvious dihedral in the face of the crag. A roof caps the dihedral near the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

Photos of Main Walls Slideshow Add Photo
Looking to Washington's Head - Cathole from the parking area.
BETA PHOTO: Looking to Washington's Head - Cathole from the pa...
The view from Fantasmigoria looking SW.
The view from Fantasmigoria looking SW.
Chloe waiting to see if I'm coming through the gap. This is the way to the top adjacent Golden Book.
Chloe waiting to see if I'm coming through the gap...
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By Jim O'Brien
From: Branford, CT
Jan 18, 2008

I was sent out on a recon mission by Ladd; please let me know if I have confused myself with describing the photos. There are more climbs of questionable quality, be mindful of loose rock, it's Connecticut!
Right On! JimO

By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Jan 18, 2008

Thanks for the photos Jimo.

By Devin Krevetski
From: West Woodstock, VT
Sep 16, 2010

I feel like this crag gets a lot of traffic, not so much due to the quality of the climbing, but more the proximity to the road, but pegasus is definitely worth a visit.