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By Morgan Patterson
Jun 14, 2011
The permit to access this land is available here:
Jan 8, 2012
I was out there today for the first time. Its an awesome area to take beginners to. I've been to the nearby Great Wall and always had a great time but there aren't too many options their to beginner or even intermediate climbers. The approach is super easy (especially in comparison to the route finding from Rt. 53 to the great wall) and parking was bountiful.
There are a ton of great looking cracks and lots of routes that look good. I setup two top ropes on routes and they were both on really solid looking cracks and were a lot of fun. The description mentions problems fining suitable anchors but I didn't find that to be the case at all. I used two 20' lengths of webbing for one of the anchors and 20' lengths and a 35' length for the other.
One thing mentioned before is the Permit situation for this area but in fact that permit is good to have but keep a low profile. Explicitly stated on the permit is a ban of rock climbing. But if we keep a low profile and clean up after ourselves we'll be allowed to fly under the radar.
I'll try to throw up some more photos soon and maybe even start adding more routes as I discover them. There's a ton of possibility here and I hope to get back soon and explore some more.
By Morgan Patterson
May 11, 2012
I'm 99% sure that Aquarion does own the cliff after speaking with the Assessor in Weston. Town of Weston property starts roughly 300ft. from rt 53 which, I would think is exactly to the top of the cliff. There's no online GIS mapping so it could be very difficult to tell for sure without actually going to town hall.
Aquarion parking lots close at sunset so be sure to leave the cliff BEFORE sunset otherwise your presence will be an issue. Same goes for Great Ledge (both parking lots).