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Location: 41.75644, -73.45643 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kurtz on Nov 15, 2013

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Slab right of Tarantula. Estimated to be 100-120 f...


Large slab bisected by a 3 foot right-facing corner. Not often climbed, the rock has a lot of lichen.

Getting There 

Note the GPS coordinates. Could not find any trails. You can:

a) bushwhack uphill about 325 yards from a point on the road 400 yards before the A.T. trail junction.
b) bushwhack about 250 yards climbers left from the Appalachian Trail where it turns right and steeply uphill past the Upper Ledges.
c) bushwhack from the A.T. above the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Western Highlands area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

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Tarantula 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CT : Western Highlands : ... : Tarantula Ledge
Scramble up the slope to the start of the corner. Sling a tree and/or place a 3"-5" cam in the crack. Up you go. Route finding is a non-issue.The route is covered in gray lichen. Bring a stiff brush if you don't lich it....[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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Slab far right of Tarantula.
Slab far right of Tarantula.

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By Kurtz
Nov 15, 2013
Not sure if this area has an official name. Tarantula is the most obvious route on it.
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