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Happy Valley and The Hideaway

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Happy Valley, The 
Hideaway, The 

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Greenfield Ridge/Rocky Mt Park Loop
A moderately hilly loop on the easy side of intermediate with some flow and some great lookout views Near Northampton, MA
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Happy Valley and The Hideaway 


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Location: 42.42944, -72.64463 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Liam Andrews on Dec 29, 2013
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Description 

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)

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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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Featured Route For Happy Valley and The Hideaway
The dyno on Sleeping Giant.

The Sleeping Giant V5 6C  MA : Happy Valley and The Hideaw... : ... : Sleeping Giant Boulder
This is the classic of The Happy Valley and Hideaway. It is a real must do, regardless of how hard you climb.Start in the slot, and climb juggy pinches and comfy crimps up the beautiful steep wall. Finish with two consecutive dynos both of which are very committing. The mantle is also quite spicy. Enjoy! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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