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Location: MA : Spring Pond Woods : Lookout Rock : Lookout Below (V0- R)
By: Tim McGivern When: 6 days ago

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Comments: I visited this climb again and the exposed step around the corner is really a head trip. I could see how someone could call this 5.6.


Location: MA
By: Tim McGivern When: May 10, 2016

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Comments: I found some really nice blocks in the Spring Pond Woods in Peabody over the weekend. One of them is "Lookout Rock", I believe. It looks like they are on public park land and have access from the path around Spring Pond. There are at least three quality 12-15 foot blocks with potential for more in the surrounding woods (trying to head back Friday or Saturday. I can't imagine these bad boys have been overlooked in the hunt for North Shore boulders over the decades. Let me know if you have any oth... more >>


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Boulder
By: Tim McGivern When: Apr 23, 2016

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Comments: Went to go find this. I was not successful! I walked around at the red dot marking the spot, but all I found was an old chimney. I DID find another boulder though. Off Wyoming Ave.


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Wright's Park : Slanted Boulder : Helios (V5)
By: Tim McGivern When: Mar 11, 2016

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Comments: Glad to see some climbing going on here! Once I get a chance to go back to this boulder I want to work the Project and work on a sit from the overhang on the south side. Great potential. Feel free to send me a message if your headed out again.


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Wright's Park : Slanted Boulder : Unnamed 3 (V0)
By: Tim McGivern When: Mar 11, 2016

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Comments: Glad to hear! I think this boulder in general has a lot of opportunity for HARD sit starts! Glad to see folks climbing it.


Location: MA : Lynn Woods : Ship Rock
By: Tim McGivern When: Feb 10, 2016

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Comments: It is in Peabody. I'm curious if anyone has spoke to the Peabody Essex Museum about access to this GIANT boulder. There is currently graffiti on it and a sketchy ladder to the top. They might be OK with people climbing on it. Also, there are a number of other nice looking boulders and a cliff face in the same small woods area. Worth asking if folks haven't already.


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Wright's Park : Slanted Boulder : Hyperion or Southeast Arete (V4-5)
By: Tim McGivern When: Jan 3, 2016

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Comments: Sent it today. V4-5 holds for difficulty. Great problem!


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Wright's Park : Slanted Boulder : Hyperion or Southeast Arete (V4-5)
By: Tim McGivern When: Dec 31, 2015

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Comments: Haven't topped out yet. V4-5 is an estimate.


Location: MA : Denrock : Building Blocks : Talus Traverse (V3)
By: Tim McGivern When: Dec 31, 2015

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Comments: I remember working this thing 15 or so years ago. Great problem!


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Wright's Park : Slanted Boulder : Northwest Arete (V4-5)
By: Tim McGivern When: Dec 19, 2015

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Comments: I did not complete this climb. It feels like it is in the V5-6 range. The crux is the first few moves from the sit.


Location: MA : Greater Boston Boulders : Hard Knox Rocks
By: Tim McGivern When: Dec 15, 2015

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Comments: I added a better pic and improved the description. Someone else should be working this line. It deserves attention!


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Red Cross Path Vicinity : Trailside Outcrops : Sticky Fingers (V2)
By: Tim McGivern When: Dec 15, 2015

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Comments: Good point. I usually put Unknown for FAs which is why I stated my reason. Lichen grows slowly too. I'll surely edit if needed. It was pretty dang dirty! Small crystals powdered off the start hold as well. I've been bouldering around Massachusetts for going on 20 years and am quite careful with this stuff.


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Red Cross Path Vicinity : Trailside Outcrops : Sticky Fingers (V2)
By: Tim McGivern When: Dec 12, 2015

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Comments: I know this is a FA since I cleaned moss and lichen off the obvious starting hold. A sit start might add a grade but doesn't really add to the experience.


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Red Cross Path Vicinity : Trailside Outcrops : Baby Tree (V3)
By: Tim McGivern When: Dec 12, 2015

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Comments: I know this is a FA, since I cleaned out the sweet finger crack needed to gain the slab. I also cleaned the foot holds needed to gain the finger crack. There is a chance it was climbed many moon ago, so if you think so, I'll rescind my claim.


Location: MA : Greater Boston Boulders : Hard Knox Rocks : Left Arete (V3-4)
By: Tim McGivern When: Dec 12, 2015

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Comments: I haven't topped this out either. It feels like a V4, but this depends on the finishing moves. If there is a second crux above the 3/4 mark, it would change my guess at a rating.


Location: MA : Greater Boston Boulders : Hard Knox Rocks : Central Scrutinizer (V4-5)
By: Tim McGivern When: Dec 12, 2015

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Comments: I haven't topped out on this yet. Still working the last few moves. Feels like it will go at about V5, but input is welcome.


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Red Cross Path Vicinity : Panther Cave : Photo
By: Tim McGivern When: Nov 8, 2015

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Comments: Potential for a hard, crimpy, short one on this face.


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Quarry Road/Bellevue Pond a... : Slopes Boulder
By: Tim McGivern When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: Swept it clean and moved a down tree today. This exposed at least a couple more lines.


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Hemlock Pool at Middlesex F... : Recess Boulder
By: Tim McGivern When: Nov 7, 2015

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Comments: Agreed. I'm also trying to catalog Fells boulders/cliffs in here. For example, I found a boulder the other day near Highway Cliff and I called it "Slopes Boulder", because it sits on the northern slopes. It has quite a lot of dirt on it and doesn't appear to have been climbed in the past; however, this park has been popular for decades upon decades. So it is a safe bet that if it is below V5 or so, it's been climbed. I'll going there today to clean it up a bit. There are at least two h... more >>


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Quarry Road/Bellevue Pond a... : Slopes Boulder
By: Tim McGivern When: Nov 6, 2015

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Comments: 3-4 nice lines. Hard starts. Needs a scrub and sweep.


Location: MA : Greater Boston Boulders : Hard Knox Rocks
By: Tim McGivern When: Oct 28, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, BC. Yes, you describe the climb I've been working on. Haven't had the balls to do it rope free....


Location: MA : Lynn Woods : The Promised Land
By: Tim McGivern When: Oct 28, 2015

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Comments: Hopefully folks have noticed that the housing development has begun. I haven't looked at the plans, but I know from looking at Google maps that we've lost some of the boulders listed here.


Location: MA
By: Tim McGivern When: Jan 4, 2015

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Comments: Hey Jbraman, where is this "new" area you are talking about? One of my pastimes is exploring less climbed areas around the north side of the city (Fells, Melrose, etc.), so I'd love to exchange information with you, and I'll also reiterate the fact that there is no such thing as a new area around here. Maybe a new boulder or two, but even that is unlikely. Also, please understand that not all climbers are sport climbers. There is nothing worse than a bolt war. Redrocks has suffered terribly from... more >>


Location: MA : Greater Boston Boulders : Hard Knox Rocks
By: Tim McGivern When: Jan 2, 2015

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Comments: There are a handful of fantastic, high, scary problems at the main cliff. Bullet hard stone, easy access, and in the middle of a huge population center. Get of they gym! Get on some rock!


Location: MA : Greater Boston Boulders : Hard Knox Rocks
By: Tim McGivern When: Aug 24, 2014

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Comments: The route/problem Central Scrutinizer is listed here in Boston Rocks, and I've been climbing what I think is it, but I'm not 100% sure. Anyone have info on this route? I'll attach a pic too.


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