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Description 

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



Weather station 4.1 miles from here

41 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',20],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Agassiz Rock:
Another Unnamed Face Problem   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 12'   Silo Boulder
Android   V3- 6A     Boulder, 14'   Silo Boulder
Driven to Perfection   V4- 6B     Boulder, 15'   Little Agassiz
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Featured Route For Agassiz Rock
The other main boulder at the top of the Little Agassiz area. The V2 Face Problem starts on the jug on the lower left and follows the chalk to a slopey top out. The Right Arete is easier then it looks in this photo.

Another Unnamed Face Problem V2+ 5+  MA : Cape Ann : ... : Silo Boulder
Start low on a large jug and move up the right-facing edges/flakes until gaining a slopey pinch and topping out. The crux is moving off of the pinch. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By Dan Pfistner
From: BEVERLY, MA
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.

Jim