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Submitted By: tscupp on Mar 23, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Right side of the Fisherman's Wall.

Description 

If the moderates of Crow Hill are what attract you to this fine MA crag, then this wall is probably not for you. With the easiest line being 5.8+ and the hardest going at 5.13, this wall reaches approximately 80 feet in height, is slightly overhanging and is stunning.

The left portion on the wall is split by a ledge which makes up the traverse of Green Corner. Most of the climbs on this part are stiff 5.9ish on large slopers. If you decide to do the second pitch or just do one long pitch, the upper half is much harder with fewer and smaller holds. There is also the easy exit finishing up Green Corner's second pitch.

The climbs on the right are the attention getters (visually at least) being either beautiful cracks or improbable moves up through slopey horizontals. This is the tallest unbroken part of the wall with a nice brownish color. Some lines have been led with small gear and big moves producing test pieces going at 5.13 R/X (more info on this soon).

Don't miss the classics like Diagonal (5.8+), Cro-Magnon (5.10), and Jane (5.11) though the rest of the climbs are great as well. Most of the climbs on the wall can be lead or TR'd with long slings and a 60m rope.

More info to come about the history of the wall....


Getting There 

Situated to the climber's right of the green corner and left of Tarzan's corner and the buttress. Hard to miss due to its height and visible difficulty.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['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 Fisherman's Wall:
Diagonal   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Tarzan   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cro-Magnon   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Jane   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Fisherman's Wall
Kneebarring to end the boulder problem start.  Here the pumpy climbing begins with one good rest in the middle. <br /> <br />I haven't really seen anyone else get on this, so I'm not sure if this is the normal beta, but it worked perfectly.

Cro-Magnon 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b  MA : Leominster Area : ... : Fisherman's Wall
Awesome and pumpy, this is the inviting, vertical hand crack that starts up the tallest portion of the wall but arches left to end the journey early. The start is guarded by a steep boulder problem without pro leading to a pod with a shiny silver bolt on what looks like a chockstone about 15 feet up. There are three variations to this start, but most people opt to enter from the right on big, chalked holds. After clipping the bolt (gear can easily substitute), move up on a few slopey holds be...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

Photos of Fisherman's Wall Slideshow Add Photo
This shows the far right side of the Fisherman's Wall and the corner of the Buttress. The climber to the left is on Jane (5.11) and the climber to the right is on Buttress (5.9).
BETA PHOTO: This shows the far right side of the Fisherman's W...
J. Healy setting pro on 'The Wizard', circa 1986.
J. Healy setting pro on 'The Wizard', circa 1986.
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