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Areas in Kenmore Walls aka Back Bay Fens

Charlesgate 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Olmstead Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Short Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Tall Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 15 ft
GPS: 42.325, -71.115 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jan 13, 2007
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer
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Description

These are buildering areas in Boston on near vertical retaining walls of quality granite near less-than-quality surroundings. Due to the lack of parking, a bicycle is best for accessing this. This is located in the Kenmore Square area near Brookline Village. These areas lies off Brookline Ave. Some anchors are possible, but bouldering is the most likely form of climbing here. Homeless folks do frequent some of the areas, but they don’t usually provide much of a spot. Hot Henry liked this climbing.

There are 5 walls here: Tall Wall, Short Wall, Charlesgate, and Olmstead Park (probably the nicest setting of the bunch). Apparently, there is a traverse on the Longwood Wall in Brookline.

It would be fairly challenging to make girdle traverses on these structures.

Getting There

Olmstead Park wall is located south of the intersection of Hwy 9 & Brookline Ave, near Leverett Pond in Olmstead Park. The other 3 walls are located near Park Drive & I-90 in Boston.

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john strand   southern colo
This area has some fierce and fingery climbing. Originally climbed on by the Harvard/ MIT crews Including Willie Crowther, Kevin Bein and Bob Bates. I think the hardest route was rated 5.9, MAYBE 5.10 !!! Try a few and give your own comments, remember no pads, bad shoes and no spotters !

john Jun 17, 2008

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