|Central CT Traprock
Climbing in Central CT is climbing Traprock! These gorgeous ridge lines have been climbed for decades with a many access issues; the majority of central CT climbing is on private/water company property and technically illegal. Do your part to help preserve access while climbing in this area.
Traprock Climbing on Google Maps
Ragged Mountain (Main Cliff)
Orenaug State Park
Also check out John Peterson's Connecticut Traprock Climbing Beta
I-91 splits the middle of CT most climbing areas are quickly found <1hour off this highway.
Browse More Classics in Central CT Traprock
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central CT Traprock:
Featured Route For Central CT Traprock
: Central CT Traprock
: ... : Merimere Face
This route ascends the obvious stairstep dihedral on the Merimere Face. A Connecticut classic. Although obvious from the road below, this is somewhat tricky to find when approaching from the blue trail from the parking lot at the castle. Be sure to look at the landmarks around the climb as you drive up.Climb the relatively easy corner to the first roof, undercling left (crux), and continue up a wide crack through another smaller roof to the top. A belay can be set after the first undercling ...[more] Browse More Classics in CT
Classic Traprock ascent
Doug demonstrating textbook jamming on Cat Crack
Me on Cat Crack
|Comments on Central CT Traprock
|By Ron Olsen|
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 22, 2006
Thanks for adding Ragged Mountain. Hope you will contribute some routes to the Gunks as well!
FYI -- Fritz's name is spelled Wiessner (i before e).
|By John Peterson|
Feb 27, 2006
After getting chewed out by Sam Streibert for misspelling his name my i and e are permanently reversed.
From: New York, NY
Mar 19, 2006
Nice to see Connecticut on this site. However, climbers new to the area should know that most of the classic lines on the major crags SHOULD be led. As mentioned before, CT has a long climbing history and that history was written on the lead. Yes it's strenuous etc., but that's what makes CT climbing so great.
|By john gilchrist|
From: sLC, utah
May 9, 2006
heck yah Ct climbing is fun worth a trip
Aug 3, 2012
And apparently, a lot of CT history was unfortunately written on Top Rope too...
May 5, 2013
This is a very vague and general question but I was wondering if a majority of the routes in the Central traprock area require being led on gear? I don't want to show up at a crag and not be able to climb anything considering I don't lead trad (yet).
May 7, 2013
HA! Most folks in CT TR the crap outta traprock with an occasional lead.