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Old Quarry Walls  

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This area was mostly used as a homeless camp but that could be changing... Behind the homeless camp, through some razor sharp thorns and a behind a wall of poison ivy (clearly from the Jurassic Period), lies the remnants of a quarry operation on the South End. While the walls are shorter, they are varried with more vertical and overhanging sections then the Ballfield Slabs and offers some great hard climbing with lots more potential at the small urban crag.

Getting There 

Instead of hiking up from the ball field and taking the second switchback back left along the base of the main slabs, continue hiking straight along the trail about 30 ft. Then head up over a small berm and into the homeless camp. Continue straight back from here to the walls. One can also follow the trail to the top and scramble to the top of the climbs and setup TR's.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Old Quarry Walls:
Tax Evasion Haven   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Crackrock Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Devil's Cut   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For Old Quarry Walls
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DesparÍte†† 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c  CT : Western Coastal Slope : ... : Old Quarry Walls
Climbs the obvious, orange, outrageous serrated, stepped arÍte in the middle of the cliff on incredibly solid orange streaked stone. A New England classic close in quality or on par with other New England classic arÍtes such as†of Edge of The World on Cathedral Ledge or Predator at Rumney. Start up the first section of Devils Cut then launch left onto the arÍte with bear hug and compression moves then continue up the arÍte†. Its DesparÍte! A more direct start up the arÍte will push this into...[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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By Echoinfi
Oct 13, 2014
Great little zone. Much more potential here for sure. I took out three garbage bags of trash today and it looks great. Definitely one of those places where more climbers visiting will make it better.
By czd
Nov 9, 2014
These routes all look great. Good addition to New Haven sport climbing.