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By Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Jun 30, 2014
Are there any shady crags in the boston area? Went up to Red Rocks today hoping to find some cooler air and we were absolutely melting still. As far as I know everything really is in full sun. Anyone know of any secret shady spots? Looking for litterly any type of climbing at any grade below 11. Advice appreciated.

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By ccerling
From Boulder, CO
Jun 30, 2014
me
There's some good shade at Hammond Pond. I was there last weekend climbing at the lower walls and the sun wasn't bad at all.

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By Joe M.
Jul 1, 2014
When I first read this, I thought you were looking for "shady" crags where you could find drugs or other nefarious activities. There are plenty of those in Boston too....

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By Paul LaFontaine
From hebron,nh
Jul 1, 2014
you might have luck at Crow Hill out near Fitchburg. MIT outing club puts out a good guide book for the Boston area called Boston Rocks.

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By Jorden Kass
Jul 1, 2014
College rock is in the shade and so is Pawtuckaway which is mostly bouldering. The J and K wall are in the shade for part of the day at Quincy but it is still pretty hot. Black and white rock at Middlesex fells is shady too. I second the Boston Rocks book it has details on a bunch of places.

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By Taylor J
From new mexico, new england
Jul 1, 2014
"Scott" at the tunnel
As stated crow hill is in the shade as well as p way, rumney, farley, rose ledge, Mormon, you just have to drive a little bit.....

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By Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Jul 1, 2014
I have Boston Rocks.. Hammond pond is only shady in the afternoon, havn't been to black and white in ages so I'll check that out. Thanks for the tips. Im really not looking to drive out west on a regular basis.

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By jim.dangle
Jul 1, 2014
Climbing in this weather is pretty shitty everywhere.

At Redrocks though there are smaller crags like Oz, Down Under, and the Pet Slabs that are small enough to remain treed in. Langsford Pond further onto Cape Ann is shady too.

July kind of sucks for climbing in New England though.

Jim

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By Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Jul 2, 2014
jim.dangle wrote:
Climbing in this weather is pretty shitty everywhere. At Redrocks though there are smaller crags like Oz, Down Under, and the Pet Slabs that are small enough to remain treed in. Langsford Pond further onto Cape Ann is shady too. July kind of sucks for climbing in New England though. Jim


Yea I noticed those, and I kind of figured... thanks for the advice. Can't stand to sit inside so I suppose I'll just suck up the heat..

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By Ben Dubs
Jul 2, 2014
Elephant man
If I'm not sporting it up at Farley/Rumney I'm relaxing at Hammond to boulder for sure, very easy to find shade there. I've noticed the alcove can be cooler than temple's side too and less buggy no idea why though. A group of us will be there Sunday if you wanna stack pads (no idea what time yet). We'll be on Pusherman's/Temple Overhang side.

Edit: may be flying solo there Saturday too

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