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Cavalry Boulder Field aka Gymnasium aka Playground

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Cavalry Boulder Field aka Gymnasium aka Playground Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Bjorn on Dec 27, 2008


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Across the street (Rte. 133) from the Redrock area is a remarkably secluded bouldering area with a wide variety of terrain, comprising a wide range of difficulties, beautifully shaded by dying hemlocks.

Getting There 

Exit 14 off Route 128. If coming northbound, take a left off the exit ramp and go under the overpass. Park as for Redrock but then load up your pads and head uphill along the road getting weird looks from passing motorists. A few hundred yards from the parking area, cross the street and head into the woods via a faint but visible trail. Take your inventory of the area and start rock climbing.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

120 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',74],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cavalry Boulder Field aka Gymnasium aka Playground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cavalry Boulder Field aka Gymnasium aka Playground:
Unknown   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   The Valley
Unknown 3   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   The Valley
Unnamed Crack    V3 6A     Boulder   Cavalry Boulder
Glorious    V3 6A     Boulder, 8'    The Alcove
Alcove Direct    V3+ 6A+     Boulder    The Alcove
Fishnet Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   The Fishnet Boulders
Whacky   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'    The Alcove
Great    V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 8'    The Alcove
The Smiley Problem   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 10'   Cavalry Boulder
Unnamed    V5 6C     Boulder   Cavalry Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Thee Off-width.

Thee Off-width V4-5 6B+  MA : Cape Ann : ... : The Driven Boulder
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From: Lakewood, Colorado
May 29, 2013
If these West Gloucester blocks were in P-way, people would be waiting in line to get on some of these problems! Here's a vid of a couple Memorial Day sends. One problem is to the left of the SW arete of the Calvary Boulder, and the other is the SDS to Stockholm Syndrome out in the Extensions on the Manatee Boulder.


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