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Orenaug Park  


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Elevation: 55'
Location: 41.54045, -73.20415 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Morgan Patterson on Oct 9, 2011
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Around the corner to the north of crocodile tears....

Description 

Crag of 120 routes, of which roughly 100 are on private property which has been closed to climbing by the owner.

Getting There 

Located in Woodbury, CT the climbing at this town park can be accessed from the North as well as the South. To access the Northern section of the cliff, park at back of the senior center on Main St in Woodbury (across from Sycamore Ave) and head into the woods going East. Along the south end of the park along Park Rd, is another parking lot which can be used to access the Southern portion. Please note the base of the cliff on the south end is private and you should not climb on the cliffs above even though they it's town owned land.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.7 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Orenaug Park:
Crocodile Tears   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Cobalt   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Orenaug Park
The rope is on Crocodile Tears.

Crocodile Tears 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  CT : Northwest : Orenaug Park
One of the best routes in the open section of the cliff. Steep climbing up large holds. Just look for the chalk. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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By Kevin Johnson
May 12, 2012
A new private property sign was recently posted (5/12/12) at the inflow of the pond. This hand written, taped to a tree sign designates where the State Park ends and where the private property begins.
By micah richard
Mar 23, 2013
The entire cliff face itself is actually owned by the town of woodbury. Some of the land at the bottom is privately owned. So technically you can legally climb in the "closed" area if you lower from the top and never touch the ground. However, the land owner of the house by the viewing wall area will come out and scream at you and call the cops. He feels he also owns the air above the ground that you are hanging in. Aparently this also applies to aircraft. So if your looking for a hasle, and are somewhat of a jack ass, feel free to employ this technique.
By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Mar 25, 2013
Ha - Classic!
By chris magness
Oct 13, 2013
No, don't.

Morgan, you're an administrator, moreover a CT climber. Please don't encourage activities that could further jeopardize limited resources. A more appropriate response would have been to ask Micah to delete his comment. I cut my teeth at Orenaug and always return to run laps when I'm in town, and still feel like a steward of the area-- we all should.

Woodbury has close to 150 climbs, the tallest and greatest number are in the area under dispute. Access is sensitive and acting rudely won't help anyone. The property owner has argued that the cliff is representative of the property line and that property lines are three dimensional.

Be conservative and don't be rude. We would like to have this awesome resource opened to legal climbing again.
By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Oct 15, 2013
Chris - thanks for posting... You mis-understood my post, "HA" - its a laughable situation and "Classic!" as it is a classic example of a CT access issue. Micah's post is right on after my researching the issue with Leslie and Fasulo recently. There's also no threat of loosing any further climbing resources at this point but Micah's post was also sarcastic and I think you missed that... which is good to clarify. The cops will come kick you off the cliff above the lake house property even though it is town owned land.

Edit: Also as the RC for the Access Fund in the area I still have a few questions which you might be able to assist in answering. Below is a GIS image of the property boundaries around the park. #2 is land owner Micah identified above, what about land owner #1? Do they have issues with climbers? Only a small portion of the cliff lies on #2 and the a large part of the cliff appears to be on #1.

Orenaug Boundaries
Orenaug Boundaries
By micah richard
Nov 7, 2013
Yes it was sarcasm by the way. People have actually done this though. Im pretty sure the lot #1 is the guy who is angry about climbers. I do not think the lot #2 people care, or maybe there land does not go to the cliff. The number2 area is the open part , if i'm not mistaken.
By micah richard
Nov 7, 2013
Also if properties are 3 dimensional does that mean that i own the moon for the split second it might be directly above my house? I'm guessing that won't hold up in Judge wapner's court. My deed does not say anything about me owning the air above my property. I know i am being retarded right now, but what about airplanes? I mean no disrespect , but how is that any different? food for thought , i guess.