Elevation: 10 ft
GPS: 42.232, -71.039 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jan 13, 2007
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle
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Description

This is a nice little area with scattered rock outcrops on the Blue Hills Reservation in Braintree not too far from Quincy Quarries. This was? under Metropolitan District Commission control and now is probably under Department of Conservation and Recreation. Its name comes from actual fauna. Climbing in this area dates back to at least the 1930s. Oddly, Ship’s Prow here can be a warm place during a cold, sunny stretch. Some of the rocks are quite small. There may be hidden crags/boulders here for exploring types.

Crags here include Burger Boulder, The Shield, Ship’s Prow, The Playground, & The Overlook.

Apparently, in the easter part of the Blue Hills Reservation area a few more hidden crags: St. Moritz Pond, Clubouse, Chicatawbut Overlook, & Lemon Squeeze.

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Rattlesnake Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1-2 5
 3
Nailed It
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
Jams of Joy
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
White Face
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Juvenile Chunk Head
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
The Ship's Prow
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 4
The Throne
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Let There Be Jugs
TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Mossy Corner
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 5
Hot Shot
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Six Pack
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
The Scoop
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 4
Right Face
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Upper Black Wall
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Reign of Terror
TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Penal Servitude
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nailed It St Moritz Park Rock
 3
V1-2 5 Boulder
Jams of Joy Ship's Prow
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
White Face Ship's Prow
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Juvenile Chunk Head Playground
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
The Ship's Prow Ship's Prow
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Throne Playground
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Let There Be Jugs Playground
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Mossy Corner Playground
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Hot Shot Ship's Prow
 5
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Six Pack Playground
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
The Scoop Playground
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Right Face Ship's Prow
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, TR
Upper Black Wall Ship's Prow
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Reign of Terror Ship's Prow
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Penal Servitude Playground
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
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