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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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Featured Route For Practice Face (right end)
Ladybug pretty much goes straight up on the left hand end of the face.  If you look closely, you'll see the bolt at the bulge.

Ladybug 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  MA : Leominster Area : ... : Practice Face (right end)
The left-most route on the practice face, Ladybug starts by crawling up toward a bulge with a lone bolt. Past the bolt, bold climbers find success by manteling on slopers, then stepping up a few more feet to some thank-god protection. Above this, the climbing is more casual and less memorable....[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....