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The Promised Land Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Old Timer on Mar 27, 2011
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Description 

The Promised Land is exactly as it sounds. At least 200 boulder problems exist on 10 to 20 foot granite blocks. This area has a high density of problems in the V4-V8 range, and there is still a ton of development awaiting for problems in the V0 to V2 range. This area was discovered by Lynn Woods legend Bob Parrot and is essentially comprised of about 40 different collections of boulders which are all a short walk from each other. Classics include: Ridge Runner (V2), Proud Mary Arete (V4), The Maze (V6), Egg Hunt (V6), A Clear Mind (V8), and The Dream (V8+).

Getting There 

Look to access the power lines either on Cedar Brook Read or Fairview Avenue. Cedar Brook Road access is the preferred place. Try to find parking and hike up the obvious hill with the power lines above you.

Climbing Season

For the Lynn Woods area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

223 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',46],['2 Stars',122],['1 Star',37],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',55],['V4-5',76],['V6-7',79],['V8-9',12],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Pete sending X-Factor back in the day.

X-Factor V6- 7A  MA : Lynn Woods : ... : Glacial Erratic Boulder
Sit start and move up the ramp and make some really cool moves and top out. The classic problem on this boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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Rock Climbing Photo: V5 just above the Lower Quarry.
V5 just above the Lower Quarry.
Rock Climbing Photo: A basic map of the Sector One Boulders at the Prom...
BETA PHOTO: A basic map of the Sector One Boulders at the Prom...

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By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
Mar 28, 2011
I got out here this past weekend for the first time and was simply amazed at the large number of problems and concentration of boulders in one small area. Bob Parrot is a legend for finding this place, and it's all quality. It would not be posted if it wasn't. Some really nice granite.
By Vince Schaefer
From: Boston, MA
Dec 26, 2011
Any chance you guys want to put up some actual location beta to these stones?? Some of us are quite familiar with Lynn Woods and would love to check out all these! Thanks!
By Old Timer
Administrator
From: North Andover MA
Dec 30, 2011
Vince,
PM me and you should be all set. Thanks. Old Timer
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Aug 18, 2014
I've noticed they started the development (not bouldering problem development...the other kind). Has anyone taken a look at the plans and seen what (if any) land is being set aside for conservation?
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Oct 28, 2015
Hopefully folks have noticed that the housing development has begun. I haven't looked at the plans, but I know from looking at Google maps that we've lost some of the boulders listed here.
By Ian McAfee
From: Nashua, NH
May 14, 2016
This entire page is completely useless. The vagueness of the descriptions is nothing but frustrating and should just be deleted unless the author(s) want to post more descriptive locations/topos of these lines. There's tons of rock here, most of it good, most of it worth climbing, but posting such a numerous amount of purposefully vague descriptions is just ego-stroking. I understand the sensitivity of access here, but posting 200 descriptions of climbs that you would have to already know everything about to glean any worth from is frankly ridiculous.
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Jun 22, 2016
No need to be so upset. Personally, I'm grateful Old Timer has added all these problems. Access IS an issue. If he never added them, would you even know it existed? If you know where a couple key boulders are and the general layout of the place, things sort of fall into place. If you don't know what boulder you found, ask. I don't think anyone should be posting maps or specific info until access improves.

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