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Submitted By: CTdave on Sep 29, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: The Alcove with Lacey for scale
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  • Description 

    One of the only shady spots to climb at East Peak. Short but decent routes free from sun, wind, and potential rock throwing Castle Craig visitors. Very secluded except for the occasional passerby on the Metacomet trail although if your quiet they wont even know your there. Takes a while for this little nook to dry out after rain.


    Getting There 

    From the Castle Craig tower follow the blue blazed Metacomet trail north. Before you reach the Merimere Face overlook there is a ravine/ gulley on the right that leads down a few hundred feet to a wall on the right. Swing around the buttress at the far end of this wall and you will be looking into the Alcove


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    Featured Route For The Alcove
    Crack/ dihedral in the center of photo is Taming of the Shrew

    Taming of the Shrew 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CT : Central CT : ... : The Alcove
    The crack on the right hand side of the back wall of The Alcove. Short but fun hand/ offwidth jamming and laybacks get you up this guy. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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