Ragged Mountain’s Main Face Protected for Climbing

The north end of the historic main face of Connecticut’s Ragged Mountain, and its 45 climbing routes, is now protected for climbing and hiking access. With this purchase, the entire Main Face cliff and an adjoining fifty-six acres is now owned by the Ragged Mountain Foundation, a local nonprofit conservation group that is dedicated to preserving natural resources and maintaining public access to Connecticut’s high and wild places. The purchase required two years of negotiations, facilitated by local climber and guidebook author David Fasulo, as well as a change in a Connecticut State Statue regarding the sale of watershed properties. The purchase will ensure continued access for hikers and climbers for generations, and the Access Fund is pleased to have supported this purchase with a $4,000 grant. Learn more from Ragged Mountain Foundation.