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The Overlook

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The Overlook Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007
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To the NW of The Playground, this is a small, less-significant crag in the Rattlesnake Rocks area. It seems almost ignorable. It is a scattered collection of rocks. Nonetheless, it is listed here for completion’s sake. There is a roof here that may or may not have been climbed yet.


A. Old Timey Climb variation, 10+
B1. Old Timey Climb, 7 PG-13, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
B2. The Caretaker, 6 R, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
C. One Step Beyond, 7
D. Hamburger Helper, 10
EF. Practice Slab Direct, 7
F. Practice Slab, 4, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
G. unknown, ?
H. Bottomless Contact, 8
I. Cape Eternity, 9+
J. Cape Eternity Variation, 8
K. Pig’s Eye, 9+
LM. Monday Morning Slab Direct, 8
M. Monday Morning Slab, 3, 1p, 60', gear or TR.
N. Hidden Climb, 6
O. Snowdrift Slide, 3, 1p, 35', 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.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For The Overlook

Practice Slab 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  MA : Rattlesnake Rocks : The Overlook
Climb up the talus to a low-angle slab to the right of the distinguishable Cape Eternity Roof. Follow the finger crack that that tends to the right (crux) and then upward. A more difficult (5.7) start begins at the lower, steep wall; this joins the upward-leading section of the (somewhat) continuous crack. This route has a fun horizontal step or two (at the bottom of the slabby face) with a tiny bit of exposure over a small drop. Why can't this route be longer?...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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