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Practice Face (right end)

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Practice Face (right end)  


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Submitted By: jeremyadams on Jan 6, 2007
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Description 

The far right end of Crow Hill is known as the Practice Face, because of its classic easier lines and easy TR/rappel anchors. Bring a couple 20-foot slings or some rope to build your TR anchor, or wait your turn and lead one of the easier lines on the cliff.

Getting There 

Follow the trail along the cliff bottom to the right side. The practice face is characterized by the elevated belay area and the lowest-angle rock on the cliff. Descent is by the trail (walk north, then down the hill) or by rappel (three sets of anchors, about 10 feet back from the cliff edge).

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.0 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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 Practice Face (right end):
Boardwalk   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sidewinder   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Crescent 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  MA : Leominster Area : ... : Practice Face (right end)
Start up a slabby face that can feel harder than 5.4 depending on the actual line that you follow. Continue to a small ledge about two-thirds of the wall up on rounded holds, staying to the right of the crack on Boardwalk. Finish up the steep headwall (challenging when wet) to a large ledge with a pair of anchors. To descend, rap the route with a single rope, or follow the trail right and down to the base of the wall....[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By J Meagher
Apr 5, 2014
Would it be reasonable to expect to find this wall dry tomorrow with all the melting we've been having?
By JD1984
From: Worcester, MA
Apr 13, 2014
This wall was basically a waterfall last week.... Though this route is usually the first to dry....