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Rattlesnake Cliff 


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Description 

This wooded crag makes an excellent winter crag. It is south facing and gets sun for most of the afternoon. The summit offers pleasant views of the eastern side of the ridge. In the summertime, there are persistent mosquitoes, and the right side of the cliff weeps.


Getting There 

Follow the Metacomet trail from Pinnacle or from Route 6. The last time I visited there was a climber's trail starting from the neighborhood west of the crag.

Find the power lines on Forest Hills Dr. Follow the lines south for about 1/4 mile and look for a trail on the left. If you do not find a trail on the left, head left until you find either a quad trail on the metacomet. The quad trail can be followed, But eventually you will need to just head uphill. When you find the Metacomet, follow it north towards the crag. If you hit Greenwall, you have gone too far.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rattlesnake Cliff:
Moondog Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Franny and Zoey   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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The upper opening of the "boulder cave".  The Metacomet Trail runs right through it.
The upper opening of the "boulder cave". The Meta...
The boulder cave from below
The boulder cave from below
Trail Register box at the top of Rattlesnake Rock.
Trail Register box at the top of Rattlesnake Rock.
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By Apc0243
Jun 6, 2013

Does anyone know if this can be climbed on TR? I have a friend that hikes and wants to try it but hes not really ready for trad...

By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Jun 7, 2013

Everything in CT can be TR'd just bring 100 ft of static and some gear...