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Gilbert Hills State Park

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Gilbert Hills State Park  


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Submitted By: Joe M. on Dec 12, 2008
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Brian Cowles on a V5 on the Train Tracks boulder.

Description 

This is a state park littered with boulders and short cliffs. There is great access as the Massachusetts DCR allows climbing in their state parks. There has been lots of recent activity with more new stuff on the way.

Getting There 

This is located in Foxborough, Massachusetts (3/4's the way to Providence from Boston) just off of Route 1 near its intersection with Route 495.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.1 miles from here

85 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',5]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',10],['V2-3',35],['V4-5',18],['V6-7',14],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gilbert Hills State Park:
Warm Up Crack   V0- 4-     Boulder   The Twins
Off the Bench   V1 5     Boulder   The Twins
Two Step   V3 6A     Boulder   The Twins
Down Climb Corner   V4- 6B     Boulder   The Twins
Back Corner Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   The Twins
Phantom Shower   V5 6C     Boulder   Phantom Tower
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Featured Route For Gilbert Hills State Park
Nick, making this wall look Huge.

Hitch Spiker V5 6C  MA : Gilbert Hills State Park : Train Tracks Boulder
Start on bulge between obvious finger cracks. Move up and left, then move up to a committing move right. It has a good landing. Stand start. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

Photos of Gilbert Hills State Park Slideshow Add Photo
Train Tracks Boulder.
Train Tracks Boulder.
Mike Robin.
Mike Robin.
Rocky.
Rocky.
Nose Project.
Nose Project.
Train Tracks Boulder.
Train Tracks Boulder.
Warm Up Crack.
Warm Up Crack.
Mike Robin in the trees.
Mike Robin in the trees.
Rocky on Phantom Power.
Rocky on Phantom Power.
Map showing the major boulders.
BETA PHOTO: Map showing the major boulders.

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By patrick donahue
From: Gunnison, Colorado
Jul 1, 2010
Does any one have any good beta topos or know where I could find them.
By Joe M.
Jul 28, 2010
What's here on mp is the best available information so far. We have tried to put the best stuff on here, though there is plenty more out there....
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Nov 3, 2010
I may have to check this out sometime.
By Joe M.
Nov 5, 2010
Be sure to let me know, I will give you a tour.
By patrick donahue
From: Gunnison, Colorado
Feb 26, 2011
I'm going to be off for a school break in March and was wondering if the snow here will be a problem at all.
By DFrench
From: Cape Ann
Feb 26, 2011
March can be a complete toss-up, especially in the area around Foxboro. And much of Gilbert Hills is forested, so it doesn't quite get the sun needed to melt things quickly.

However, if the weather holds right you could have some nice conditions, albeit a bit muddy/swampy.

Another thing to consider depending on the forecast is shoveling off the top-outs and landing zone early in the week and hope for some meltage, then go back and climb later.

Yet another option is always Lincoln Woods, RI which seems to melt pretty fast and may have easier access if the weather has been poor. And there's also a much greater chance that someone will have already shoveled out the landing for you.
By Joe M.
Mar 1, 2011
Lincoln Woods is already mostly climbable. We have been shoveling most of the winter, so things are good there. Like Dfrench said, Ghills tends to have more pine trees and thus be more shady and takes longer to melt.
By Timcollins
Dec 25, 2013
Anyone wanna boulder? I have 1 pad. I'm home for holidays, need a spotter and more pads maybe . 4349871971 holla