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Q Wall

Massachusetts > Eastern, MA > Quincy Quarries
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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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Blocky Routes
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 9
Sloping Staircase
Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Steep Book
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 1
Steep Arete
TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 11
Thank You, Scott
Trad, TR
V4 6B
 3
Crimp Fest
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Diving Board
TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 2
Unknown 5.10
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blocky Routes
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Sloping Staircase
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport, TR
Steep Book
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Steep Arete
 1
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
Thank You, Scott
 11
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad, TR
Crimp Fest
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Diving Board
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Unknown 5.10
 2
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR

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Q Wall topo - center.
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Q Wall overview.
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Q Wall topo - right.
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Q Wall on 7/6/2017.
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Climbers on Q Wall.
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Q Face (with O (left) and P (right)) in the background.
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Sarah G
Boston, MA
[Hide Comment] Anyone have any info on the "undocumented climbs" to the right of Diving Board? Hopped on the middle one yesterday and really enjoyed it. Jul 17, 2016