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Western Coastal Slope Rock Climbing 

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Location: 41.2696, -73.3826 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ladd on Dec 10, 2007
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Climbing in this part of the state is difficult was find until sites like came around. Now it's a little less difficult but there are many issues and few good crags. Given the long history of climbing in CT and the dense population, this area of CT has many little areas spread around which have been explored and climbed by many of the best climbers of their time. As such, there is very little which has not already been climbed at one point or another in established areas unless you are climbing at the highest levels of the sport. Get out have some fun and remember... be discrete!

Getting There 

I-95 and I-695 provide access with many other roads all heading towards "The City" (Read: New York City)

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

82 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Western Coastal Slope

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Western Coastal Slope:
5.6 (2)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Ledge : Main Face
Wiessner's Rib   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     , 2 pitches, 120'   Sleeping Giant
Spiders Sunbathe in Serenity   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 55'   Webb Mountain Park : Blue Trail Section
Big Gay Al's Supercrack of the Slum   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs
Tax Evasion Haven   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
Gargantua the Brood Mother Spider   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 55'   Webb Mountain Park : Blue Trail Section
That 70 Show   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs
Nickel And Dime   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs
Crackrock Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
Frenchman's Cap   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     , 70'   Sleeping Giant
Z Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Laddin's Rock
Yvete   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sleeping Giant
Devil's Cut   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Sport, 80'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
30 Seconds to All Night   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs
The People's Rock   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 55'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
Ground Effect   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Great Ledge : Main Face
The Tree of Life   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
West Rock Crack   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   South Buttress : Ball Field Slabs
Winning and Losing   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   South Buttress : Old Quarry Walls
Late For Supper   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Great Ledge : Main Face
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Featured Route For Western Coastal Slope
Rock Climbing Photo: Wiessner's Rib

Wiessner's Rib 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CT : Western Coastal Slope : Sleeping Giant
Fritz Wiessner had a good eye for the classic climbs. The start of this climb can be found by heading straight up from the intersection of the main (Tower) trail and the white trail. After hiking up to the base of the rib, walk right and up to a ledge at the base of the route; step left to belay away from the poison ivy. On the left side of the ledge is a dihedral system. Follow this up about 25 feet to a ledge. Step right across a small slab and climb easily to an obvious dihedral. La...[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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