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Intermediate singletrack with plenty of additional features. Near Middletown, CT
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Climbing in Central CT is climbing Traprock! These gorgeous ridge lines have been climbed for decades albeit, with many access issues along the way. The majority of central CT climbing is on private/water company property and is technically illegal. Do your part to help preserve access while climbing in this area, keep a low profile and be smart about your impact and presence. One of the main concerns with climbers is parking along the roads, so be smart.
Traprock Climbing on Google Maps
West Rock Ridge State Park
I-91 splits the middle of CT most climbing areas are quickly found <1hour off this highway.
317 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',92],['2 Stars',138],['1 Star',76],['Bomb',4]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central CT:
Featured Route For Central CT
Ragged Edge 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CT
: Central CT
: ... : Main Cliff
Although the FA was done on lead, this climb is almost always done on toprope. Start at the memorial plaque and then work left up the face, eventually finishing on the arete just right of Carey Corner. A superb line.The plaque at the base of this route is a memorial to Jim Adair, who died in Yosemite. His father, Bob Adair, is a physics professor at Yale and is famous for a book on the physics of baseball. The Adairs have given generously to the RMF....[more] Browse More Classics in CT
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Classic Traprock ascent
Me on Cat Crack
|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
|By Morgan Patterson|
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).
|By Morgan Patterson|
May 7, 2013
HA! Most folks in CT TR the crap outta traprock with an occasional lead.