RCF’s “Adopt-A-Crag” Pinnacle Rock

By: Alex Salesman (RCF Instructor)

This summer staff and volunteers from the RCF community partnered with the Ragged Mountain Foundation to clean up the terrain and build a staircase at one of CT’s most popular climbing spots, Pinnacle Rock in Farmington and Plainville, CT.

We spent a balmy summer day gathering supplies and trekking up rough terrain with lumber, tools, and our amazing wit all while having a blast with nature and the elements. Our crew hauled out piles of garbage and broken glass and constructed a wooden staircase to reduce erosion and improve a common climber and hiker trail to the top of a scenic overlook.

Pinnacle Rock was included in a 2000 study by the National Park Service for the designation of a new National Scenic Trail which included “the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail in MA and the Mattabesett Trail and Metacomet Trail trails in CT.”[1]

If you’re ever feeling in the mood to help us Adopt-A-Crag keep an eye out for posters or follow us on Facebook and our Instagram (@rockclimbfairfield), for more opportunities – we look forward to seeing you there!