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Ship's Prow

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Black Wall S,TR 
Double Chimney T,TR 
Jams of Joy T,TR 
Layback and Relax T,TR 
Layback Further & Relax a Bit More T 
Rainbow Coalition TR 
Reign of Terror TR 
Ship's Prow Starboard T,TR 
Ship's Prow, The T,TR 
Simple Stuff T 
Slicer T,TR 
Upper Black Wall TR 
Wet Crack T,TR 
White Face T,TR 

Ship's Prow Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 15'
Location: 42.23282, -71.0416 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007
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Black Wall / Ship's Prow area.


This is a nice little chunk of rock with an obvious prow. It has a bunch of fun lines for you on excellent rock. The namesake route is a really fun low-end moderate that will have you smiling. It actually lies just north of Wampatuck Rd. It is approached via hiking up the dirt road a short way, then breaking off right on the first faint trail, heading E for a ways. It lies just N of Burger Boulder. Descend to the R.

A. Layback Further & Relax a Bit More, 2, 1p, 25', gear or TR.
B. Layback and Relax, 5, 1p, 30', TR or gear.
C. Jams of Joy, 5, 1p, 30', gear or TR.
D. Slicer, 7 or 8, 1p, 25', gear or TR.
E. Wet Crack, 8, 1p, 25', gear or TR.

F. Hot Shot, 8
G. Miscegenation, 10+
H. Rainbow Coalition, 11+, 1p, 30', TR.
I. White Face, 5.6 (with vars to 8), 1p, 40', gear or TR.
J. Mulatto Arete, 11
K. Black Wall, 10, 1p, 28', bolts or TR.
L1. Upper Black Wall, 9, 1p, 35', TR.
L2. Double Chimney, 5, 1p, 30', gear.
M. Simple Stuff, 5, 1p, 30', gear.
N. Reign of Terror, 9/10, 1p, 25', TR.
O1. Ship'’s Prow, 7, 1p, 20', gear or TR. center shot
O2. Ship'’s Prow Starboard, 4, 1p, 20', TR.

Getting There 

To get here, drive I-3/SE Expressway to exit 8, go to Wampatuck Rd, towards Chickatawbut Rd. Park on the N side of the road past Bunker Hill Quarry. Walk back E and find a dirt road on top of an embankment covering a pipeline. Faint trails break off to the right.

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Weather station 4.2 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Ship's Prow

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ship's Prow:
The Ship's Prow   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'   
Black Wall   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 28'   
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Featured Route For Ship's Prow
Rock Climbing Photo: Lower part of route (same as Double Chimney start)...

Upper Black Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  MA : Rattlesnake Rocks : Ship's Prow
Climb up the first part (i.e., "chimney 1") of Double Chimney to the ledge. Other Black Wall routes eliminate this chimney/corner. Step off the ledge into a horizontal seam, and make some reachy moves to some crimpers just below an obvious undercling. Grab the undercling, and smear to the top. There are some desperate sidepulls that you can try using as well (good luck if 5.9 is your limit). Boston Rocks has this rated as (old scho...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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