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Agassiz Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Bjorn on Dec 27, 2008

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Within a small but beautiful Trustees of Reservations park called Agassiz Rock are two separate rocks of interest. Known simplistically as Little and Big Agassiz rocks, they are easily found on the loop trail.

Getting There 

From northbound Route 128 take exit 15 Manchester and turn left on School St. In half a mile or so, you will see a prominent gravel turnoff on the right with even more additional parking available on the left side of the street. This parking area will be marked with a Trustees park sign saying Agassiz Rock. Take the approach trail, and, after a short while, take one fork or the other for Little or Big Agassiz Rocks.

This area is perhaps 5 miles west of Gloucester.

Climbing Season

For the Cape Ann area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

64 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',31],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Agassiz Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Agassiz Rock:
Another Unnamed Face Problem   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 12'   Silo Boulder
Driven to Perfection   V4- 6B     Boulder, 15'   Little Agassiz
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Featured Route For Agassiz Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting holds.

Champagne Arete Low V7+ 7A+  MA : Cape Ann : ... : Prow Boulder
Do a low sit start with your left hand on a gaston crimp and your right hand on a slightly lower, small, flat crimp. Pull off ground, snag a right hand crimp on the arĂȘte, and move up through the steepness. Originally this was done from a higher start. It is a classic problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By Dan Pfistner
Nov 11, 2013
Has anyone taken notice of the OW on the approach?
By jim.dangle
Oct 7, 2014
There is a ton of problems in this area. Few are that great, but the approach is easy, the parking is legal, and a good handful of the boulders are high and exposed so they dry very fast after rain. On the otherhand, avoid this place on hot, sunny day.


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