This tiny bouldering area is probably fairly famous among New England climbers. Within this bit of rock are some quality moderates. Donít let the moderate grades fool you. One famous climber broke his back here failing on the top out of a problem here. This is probably the most overhanging rock at Hammond Pond. Here's a nice shot from the MIT photo contest.
This lies next west of Hammond Pond and is west of the Upper Walls. It is probably best to park close to the south side of Hammond Pond. From the parking south of Hammond Pond, take the dirt road and go left at the first fork. Continue to the next fork and near this fork, head almost straight west.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alcove:
OJ V-easy 3 Boulder
Warm Up Traverse V-easy 3 Boulder
Hammond Eggs V3 6A Boulder
Kellogg's 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1 5 Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch
Breakfast of Champions 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 12'
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Hammond Eggs V3 6A MA : Hammond Pond : Alcove
The crux is probably the last reach before the top.. Climb up from the diagonal shelf, starting just to the right of Over Easy. From the shelf, there are two sets of decent handholds straight up, and then a decent little shelf before the top....[more] Browse More Classics in MA