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Happy Valley and The Hideaway Rock Climbing 

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The Happy Valley and The Hideaway are two bouldering areas located in close proximity to each other. The rock is slightly crumbly gneiss; however, most holds are very solid. Most problems tend to be very fingery and the best climbs are V5 or above; however, there are many climbs at lower grades. Due to their hard to find nature, the areas tend to be fairly uncrowded, especially the Happy Valley.

Video (This shows most of the climbs at the Happy Valley)

Getting There 

Park at the end of Dry Hill Road in Montague and hike in on confusing trails. The New England Bouldering guidebook offers a confusing description of how to get to both areas but it is certainly better than blindly searching in the woods. It is about 15 minutes to each area and about 10 minutes between the two.

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Weather station 3.7 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Happy Valley and The Hideaway

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Happy Valley and The Hideaway:
For the Rest of Us   V5 6C     Boulder   The Hideaway : Millenium Boulder
The Pocket Problem   V6 7A     Boulder   The Hideaway : Millenium Boulder
All the Way    V7 7A+     Boulder   The Hideaway : Millenium Boulder
Swisher Sweets   V10 7C+     Boulder   The Hideaway : Left Cliff Band (Y2K9 roof)
Y2K9   V10 7C+     Boulder   The Hideaway : Left Cliff Band (Y2K9 roof)
Press Your Luck    V10 7C+     Boulder, 10'   The Happy Valley : Magic Bean Boulder
Sister's Savior    V11 8A     Boulder, 13'   The Happy Valley : Sleeping Giant Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sister's Savior.

Sister's Savior V11 8A  MA : Happy Valley and The Hideaw... : ... : Sleeping Giant Boulder
Sister's Savior is a very cool line that starts low on two incut edges and works your way up small slots and flat holds, eventually dynoing for the top, or using the arete. It is very sustained and friction dependent climbing. This breaks down into a two move V8, into a three move V8, into a four move V8 or V9. It is a very nice climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Jun 21, 2014
Both of these areas are very easy to find as long as you can follow directions. Get the Tim Kemple New England bouldering guide, and it has a map of the entire area. Keep an eye on the map and your surroundings and you will find your way there no problem. There are quite a few cairns out there showing the way. The "big stump" isn't very big anymore and is also hidden by a lot of overgrowth. There is a nice cairn at the fork in the trail. Take the left trail for Happy Valley and the right trail for The Hideaway.

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