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Connecticut Traprock

Suburban cragging! If you’re willing to forsake the spectacular scenery and wilderness ambiance of New Hampshire in favor of outstanding climbing in a heavily-populated lowland landscape, a trip to Connecticut is highly recommended. In a tight (five by eleven mile) area just south of New Britain, there exists an extensive complex of excellent, small cliffs — eighty separate outcrops grouped in fourteen main areas, containing some 1,400 routes, as of 1982. Driving time: 2.5 to 3 hours.

The most popular and extensive climbing venue is the steep Main Cliff at Ragged Mountain.

Reference: Traprock: Connecticut Rock Climbs, Ken Nichols, American Alpine Club, New York, 1982.

Last Updated: 10/21/12