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BETA PHOTO: The Fishnet Boulders, as viewed from the west (i.e...


This is the furthest EAST cluster of boulders in the Cavalry Boulder Field Proper.

The tallest pointy one is roughly 25 feet tall and is easy to spot from the Alcove Area to the west when foliage isn't in the way. This area is named for a collection of fishing nets and lines that were once scattered about the base.

While the tallest boulder presents few worthwhile lines, the smaller rocks that lean against it offer some entertaining problems, including the gem of the Fishnet Boulders, the Fishnet Arete (V4).

Thanks to Derek S. for more accurate info on these problems.

Getting There 

Follow the directions listed to get to The Alcove area by following the main Greenbelt path to Cavalry then splitting off and walking through The Valley and up the hill on the other side.

From The Alcove, you will head EAST and you can see the tallest boulder through the trees from here.

Climbing Season

For the Cavalry Boulder Field aka Gymnasium aka Playground area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Fishnet Boulders:
Fishnet Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
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The Fishnet Arete (V4) at the Fishnet Boulders.

Fishnet Arete V4 6B  MA : Cape Ann : ... : The Fishnet Boulders
This arete is located on the back-side of the Fishnet Boulders as you approach from the West (i.e. walking from the Alcove). The problem begins on the right-leaning and overhanging arete using directional pulls and slopey holds. Work your way up the arete until you find yourself groveling at the bare top-out, which is certainly the crux. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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