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The cliffs are about 30 to 70 feet in height. Most of the climbing is concentrated on the cliffs on the southwest side of the hill. The white quartzite here offers clean, juggy, vertical to slightly overhanging routes. The rock quality on the east side is not as good and loose rock is abundant. For further information and route topos see: www.climbri.com/lantern.htm

Getting There 

Lantern Hill is located in North Stonington, Connecticut about 8 miles from the Rhode Island border and right in the shadow of the Foxwoods Casino. Take Interstate 95 to exit 92 (North Stonington) then go west on RT 2 Follow this for about five miles. After clearing a hill the Foxwoods casino comes into sight. Look for Milltown road on the right. (At bike path sign). Take this and it will bring you back under the RT 2 overpass. Cross RT 2 and on to Wintechog Hill Road. After about a quarter of a mile there will be a prominent parking area and trail on the right. Park here and follow the trail. The trail forks and the left trail goes up a hill. Follow the trial on the right which follows along the bottom of the cliffs to get you to the main cliff.. Follow this until you are directly under a prominent clean white quartzite cliff. You have to continue beyond it and take the first trail on the left to get up to the top to set up a top rope.
For a map of the area and the cliffs see: www.climbri.com/lantern.htm

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I'm off route and actually more on Jolly Roger. Black Beard is several feet left and stays below the prominent left facing corner.

Black Beard 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CT : Southeast : Lantern Hill
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By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Mar 24, 2014


Not on CT site. On RI only.

These are photos that were lifted off my site. I asked that they be credited and linked back to my site which was done so no problem. I just don't want a wholesale lifting of all my content on to MP.


By Morgan Patterson
Mar 25, 2014

Mark - can u check the above referenced links and when the issue has been resolved I'll delete all the comments.

Thanks guys!

By M Sprague
From: New England
Mar 25, 2014

Hemlock Ledges I already re_wrote quite a while ago. I'll get photos next time I hike over there.

Durfee - I gave credit for now for the lifted directions. I haven't been there in many years, but I'll make a point of swinging by with my camera when in the area and write a basic description.

Pettaquamscutt Rock I deleted. I'll see if Chris or Ward want to write something up, they were climbing with Gary P there when he wrote his little guide.