Archive for the ‘Connecticut Crags’ Category

Owl’s Lair

After last week’s post about ratings, I found myself at Owl’s Lair on Bizarro day. The easiest route we did, The Bad (a fun and well-protected corner/crack until the top where it becomes an easy and unprotected face climb), was nominally the hardest at 5.8. Meanwhile, some of the supposedly easier routes we did like […]

October 29, 2010   Posted in: Ragged Mountain  No Comments

What’s in a number?

Would a route by any other rating be as hard? I haven’t climbed at Cathole in years, and by years I probably mean 10 of them. There was only one route I could remember having anything to do with and that was Pegasus. I knew it was one of the Connecticut classics and remembered it […]

October 20, 2010   Posted in: Cathole, Connecticut Crags  No Comments

A little local action

I don’t climb locally very often, so sometimes the gear and the moves feel iffy, but Saturday everything seemed to be flowing (aside from a few minutes stuck at the crux of Wishbone).В  John kept his head together following Knight’s Move and did some wild offwidth, gaston moves on Vector. I saw some friends I […]

September 27, 2010   Posted in: Connecticut Crags, Ragged Mountain  No Comments

Pinnacle of Perfection

A beautiful day, a breath-taking view, one great partner, and a few nice moderates.В  Thanks to the Yale Climbing Club for sharing their guidebook and the rock with us. Herbarium, 5.5 First Crack, 5.4 Third Crack, 5.7+

September 7, 2010   Posted in: Connecticut Crags, Pinnacle  No Comments

Taking the cat for a drag

I managed to sneak in a few climbs between runs and rain drops. Steve, Dagmar, Kevin and I went to Pinnacle and I led Zamboni, which was new to me and pleasant, and then Steve and I TR’d a few of the usual suspects. The Entertainer felt easier than I remembered it, which I can […]

May 3, 2009   Posted in: Connecticut Crags, Pinnacle, Running  One Comment

This is why I don’t climb with my boyfriend

“This is why I don’t climb with my boyfriend,” I accused him. Steve, standing patiently below me, hadn’t done anything but hold the rope and make suggestions. I was feeling stuck and scared. I had three pieces in, at least one of which I felt good about, but I didn’t want to be here. Someone […]

August 26, 2008   Posted in: Connecticut Crags, Ragged Mountain  No Comments

A couple of nice days

A couple of nice days, hot but not too muggy and cooler in the shade. I don’t have much to say about them because they were easy going with low trauma. Steve had his first day back on rock in months and was already leading the first pitch of Airy Aria, a route that scares […]

August 4, 2008   Posted in: Connecticut Crags, Gunks, Ragged Mountain  No Comments

TRing at Pinnacle

With Steve: Third Crack, 5.7Tasmanian Devil, 10cEntertainer, 10bWild Kingdom, 11-

September 25, 2007   Posted in: Connecticut Crags, Pinnacle  No Comments

Adopt-a-Crag Day

On Saturday I went to the Access Fund’s Adopt a Crag day at Pinnacle in Connecticut. I’d never climbed at Pinnacle before, so I was interested to see it (and to help, of course). We cleaned in the morning and I won the unofficial “strangest thing to find at a crag” award by unearthing a […]

September 9, 2000  Tags:   Posted in: Connecticut Crags, Pinnacle  No Comments