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This area is mostly used as a homeless camp, lol, really but that could be changed... 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 more vertical and appear to offer some great climbing with significantly less commitment then the other climbs on the main slabs above the ballfield.
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.
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Crackrock Corner 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CT : Southwest : ... : Old Quarry Walls
This route is really a unique gem in CT and reminds me very much of Fly'in Hawiian up at Rumney. Starting in the corner work your way up past 6 bolts to the large overlap. Once over the overlap climb past 3 bolts to an anchor out right (easier climbing). It climbs three ways, a chimney grunt, a corner jam, or true stemming masterpiece. You can tell which I prefer ;-)...[more] Browse More Classics in CT
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