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Cortina Valley to Palenville
A grueling one way ride with some tough terrain, but very rewarding downhill with incredible views! Near Tannersville village, NY
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Climbing in Northwestern CT is not as varied or bountiful as other parts of the state but none the less there are some great areas to grab your rope and get out for some pulling. This region is remarkably more hilly, containing CT's highest spot, the side of a hill that has a summit just over the border into Massachusetts.

Getting There 

There is a network of roads throughout the region although there is no main thruway.

60 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Northwest:
Dreadlock   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR   Whitestone Cliff
Trail Magic    5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   St. John's Ledges : Upper Ledges
Withywindle Wall   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Diamond Ledge
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Featured Route For Northwest
Dreadlock . 5.8. Just lead this today, very nice, good gear .Finished strait up the center crack at top. Definately cruxier than the left line where you can stem the final corner. It's a bit steeper than the photo looks.

Dreadlock 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CT : Northwest : Whitestone Cliff
Climb low angle face and crack until pulling through overhang at top...[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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Apr 16, 2011

I am originally from North Canaan, CT but didn't get into climbing until I left for UVM. Have been back and climbed since. The NW Corner has a ton of possibility. Tons and tons of boulders, just need to know where to look. Many quality crags as well, just needs to be some dedication, time, and effort into developing, documenting, and gaining access..I hope to get to be a part of this one day.