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Location: MA : Leominster Area : Crow Hill
By: Tim McGivern When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Crow Hill has suffered from bolt wars in the past. Don't rush into things, and get the community involved, so there no surprises. Replacing bolts, I've heard, can require more skill than setting them. If you're not experienced, I recommend finding someone who is (the folks who set a lot of those are still around) and teaming up.


Location: MA : Hammond Pond : Temple Area : Pusherman Wall : Bannana Pancakes (aka Upper... (V0-1)
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 18, 2016

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Comments: If it is on the far end, it is the climb called "Upper". From the photo, this looks to be the case. Why are folks naming and claiming FAs on climbs older than dirt?


Location: MA : Hammond Pond : Temple Area : Pusherman Wall : Hepatitus (5.12 V5)
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 17, 2016

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Comments: To the left of this, there is Goofball which I believe had a protruding pebble. This pebble is long gone and left a "dish" where it used to be. Great problem. Maybe a V3 or V4. It's been awhile.


Location: MA : Hammond Pond : Temple Area : Starbag Boulder
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 17, 2016

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Comments: This boulder was "discovered" before most of us were born.


Location: MA : Hammond Pond : Temple Area : Starbag Boulder : Stellar Traverse (V3)
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 17, 2016

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Comments: Every single possible climb in this area was done before most of us were born.


Location: MA : Hammond Pond
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 17, 2016

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Comments: There is tons of bouldering just north of Boston. 10 mins to the Fells, 20 mins to Peabody/Lynn. 40 mins to Cape Ann.


Location: MA : Hammond Pond : Temple Area : Pusherman Wall
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 17, 2016

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Comments: Certainly post it. Regarding an FA, unless it's V10+, it is extremely likely it's been sent before. Even if was V10+, there is a really good chance it's been sent. Folks have been climbing here since the beginning, the very beginning.


Location: MA : Lynn Woods : The Promised Land : Photo
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 13, 2016

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Comments: Thanks, Pete! What does the double line down the middle represent? Is that the cleared power line corridor?


Location: MA : Lynn Woods : Ship Rock : Black Pearl (V10)
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for the Vid! Glad to see folks climbing this rock.


Location: MA : Spring Pond Woods : Juicy Dimple Boulder
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 2, 2016

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Comments: I started cleaning this bad boy today. Great direct route up the slab face with the seam. Needs a bit more cleaning in general.


Location: MA : Middlesex Fells : Wright's Park : Slanted Boulder : Hitman (V4)
By: Tim McGivern When: Jul 1, 2016

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Comments: Is this the sit start to Meat Hook?


Location: MA : Lynn Woods : Golf Course Boulders
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 26, 2016

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Comments: Poked around here today. Too many golfers.


Location: MA : Spring Pond Woods
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 25, 2016

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Comments: Cleaned a few problems on Sunshine Boulder today. Looks like some really hard problems exist on this block.


Location: MA : Spring Pond Woods : Sunshine Boulder
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 25, 2016

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Comments: Cleaned a handful of problems today. Lots of hard potential on this block.


Location: MA : Lynn Woods : Ship Rock : Black Pearl (V10)
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 24, 2016

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Comments: Would LOVE to see that video! Love this boulder.


Location: MA : Lynn Woods : Ship Rock
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 24, 2016

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Comments: Yup. You are correct. From what I understand, Lookout Rock was bigger before it was quarried. I reached out to museum admin and they are "looking into it". I need to follow up. I think early morning access on weekends from the lower driveway might be OK but would need to confirm.


Location: MA : Lynn Woods : The Promised Land
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 22, 2016

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Comments: No need to be so upset. Personally, I'm grateful Old Timer has added all these problems. Access IS an issue. If he never added them, would you even know it existed? If you know where a couple key boulders are and the general layout of the place, things sort of fall into place. If you don't know what boulder you found, ask. I don't think anyone should be posting maps or specific info until access improves.


Location: MA : Spring Pond Woods : Lookout Rock : Sounds of Little League (V5)
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 20, 2016

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Comments: I'll claim the FA. If this line was done in the past, it was quite different. I cleaned a ton of lichen, rotten rock off the starting foothold, and trundled a large chunk at the start (it was very loose). If someone disagrees, I'm happy to change it as usual.
Tim


Location: MA : Peppercorn Hill
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 18, 2016

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Comments: Whatever happened to the development of this area? Wish I lived closer.


Location: MA : Spring Pond Woods
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 10, 2016

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Comments: Cleaned up a handful of problems today. Quite a few open projects in the V4-6 range.


Location: MA : Spring Pond Woods : Second Boulder : Rail to Jug (V2-3) : Photo
By: Tim McGivern When: Jun 10, 2016

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Comments: You can't see the jug, but it's just outside the frame.


Location: MA : Spring Pond Woods : Lookout Rock : Lookout Below (V0- R)
By: Tim McGivern When: May 22, 2016

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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.


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