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Castle Rock, Marblehead  

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Submitted By: Andrew Devine on May 20, 2012
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These are beautiful rocks right on the ocean. The rock quality is good, not soft or loose. It varies from juggy, jagged holds up away from the water to slopers on the wet side. The climbs are short, but there are multiple traverse possibilities.

Getting There 

Park along Ocean avenue and walk down Castle Rock Lane. Most of the climbs are down the stone stairs, some are up on the main rock.

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Weather station 1.6 miles from here

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Featured Route For Castle Rock, Marblehead
Big move from the loose block to next hand hold.

Wavy Nugget V0+ 4+ PG13  MA : Castle Rock, Marblehead
Start with your feet on the holds far under the boulder and hands at hip height. Move up to the loose looking block, then up to big, bomber, horizontal pinch, then top out. This climb is best at mid-low tide or you'll have waves crashing under you while you climb, hence the name....[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By Nicholas Holsapple
Oct 31, 2014
Hey everyone,

This place is quite under-developed. If that is the case, I have three new routes to post from last night including a crack climb. If anyone has any other beta that is unavailable, please post - otherwise these seem like first ascents which I can post routes, grades, locations, beta, and photos.

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