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The Upper Ledges are likely the second tallest slab in CT next to West Rock Ridge State Park in New Haven. The Upper Ledge is basically broken down into two different sections, the Super Slab and the Trail Magic section. Super Slab contains routes from Class 3 Scramble to Arch of Delight (aka The Corner) and many many other variations. You can basically climb all over this slab without much regards for defined routes. To the left of Super Slab is the Trail Magic slab which contains the routes from Athlete's Feat to Quartz Wall. The longest routes are on the Super Slab while the more leadable routes are on the Trail Magic slab.
From the Appalachian Trail junction at River Rd., hike uphill on the white-blazed A.T. about 10 minutes. The trail will pass right along the base of the Upper Ledges.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Ledges:
Super Slab 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a X TR, 1 pitch, 120'
T.B.D. 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'
Slab to Corner 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Blisters (aka Waterfall) 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
No Gear 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Quartz Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Trail Magic 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Falling Bodies 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a X TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Crack-and-Up 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a TR, 1 pitch, 115'
Athlete's Feat 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Slickrock 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b X TR, 1 pitch, 75'
Featured Route For Upper Ledges
Slickrock 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b X CT : Northwest : ... : Upper Ledges
Climb to the black streak and pass it on the right to a small sloping stance. Step left and climb directly above the streak on steep face, over a small overlap to lower-angle face climbing. Continue directly upward through tree branches toward bush. Avoid bush and easier exit by bearing right up friction face over lichen at top....[more] Browse More Classics in CT
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