Elevation: 100 ft
GPS: 42.244, -71.035 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 small face once above water across from M Face. It is also known as the Fortress. It is one of the steeper walls here. It has at least one aid route and apparently more....

Apparently, from Boston Rocks II it goes L->R:

A. Blocky Routes, 9, 1p, TR.
B. Sloping Staircase, 10, 1p, 35', bolts.
C. Steep Book, 9 or 10, 1p, 60', TR.
D. Steep Arete, 11, 1p, TR.
E. Thank You, Scott, 12- R, (formerly Fire Escape, A2), 1p, 75', gear.
F. Crimp Fest, V4, 20'.
G. Diving Board, 8, TR.
H. Unknown 5.10, 10, 1p, 40', gear or TR.

?. Freezing Frenchman Strikes While The Iron Is Hot, 2p, A3?

Sadly, Swingles Quarry was filled in and reduced its height from 75' to 20'. Darn!

Getting There

This lies above the former Granite Rail Quarry. It was hard to see, now with the fill-in, you can casually stroll right up to it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Q Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Blocky Routes
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Diving Board
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Steep Book
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 8
Sloping Staircase
Sport, TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 11
Thank You, Scott
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blocky Routes
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Diving Board
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Steep Book
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Sloping Staircase
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport, TR
Thank You, Scott
 11
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad, TR
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