Cathole is a small but worthwhile crag right near the road located just behind the Meriden Mall area. It is easily seen from the road driving north on route 71 from the mall. See www.raggedmtn.org for access details.
From Jim O'Brien:
This area is one of the easiest access with all levels of climbs. The money is at the right end of the crag. You WILL cook on these west facing climbs in the summer. But well worth the pain. The approach is steep through a block field, easiest access to the top is on the right end up the VERY loose, steep gully- step through the passage near Golden Book. Anchors at the top are typical of the area, set back well from the edge there are a few sparse trees to tie into. Be mindful of loose blocks and sharp edges.
Park under the crag and walk about 3 minutes up to the base. Descend the gully on the right.
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Pegasus 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 70'
Arrowhead 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Jaguar 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b TR, 1 pitch, 70'
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|Comments on Cathole Mountain
|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|
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.
Jul 13, 2012
Loose rock everywhere. I put my helmet on in the car.