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From: New Hampshire
Apr 23, 2014
|This reminds me a little bit of the quarries off of Ridge Rd / High St just over the MA border from Nashua. I remember in high school going out there with cases of beer, having giant bonfires, and jumping off the 35ft ledge. I walked back out there recently to look at the walls with a climber's eye: the walls are pretty flat, relatively short, and have shitty (or no) stances below. The standing water is a lot grosser than I recall, so I wouldn't want to boulder above it. There's nasty jutting rocks along the edge as well - I'm surprised we never got ourselves into trouble growing up.|
From: Lowell, MA
May 4, 2014
Just a couple of things. At this time, you can't see the quarry using Google Streetview, even though you can see the wall from the street when you pull over to the little dirt pull-out. Here's a more accurate location for the dirt pull-out maps.google.com/maps?q=171+Mid...
I only saw two routes which did not look too dangerous. The rest of the wall looked cracked and broken up; too risky for my tastes. I tried one route which was easy and fun. The other one, not in any photos, looked very solid and smooth but also very tough - just a few thin holds and slightly overhung. If you attempt that one you'll probably want a top rope. There are plenty of trees, just make sure they're rooted solidly.