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Cascade Right 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Cascade, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1
Crag 1 aka Pinnacle Rock 1 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Crag 2 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Crag 3 3 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Crag 4 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Crag 5 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Crag 5 Bowl 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Crag 54 0 / 0 / 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Crag 6 aka Black Rock 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Fat Man 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Little Boy 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 25 ft
GPS: 42.44, -71.078 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jan 13, 2007 with updates
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer
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Description

This is another collection of 6 to 10 smaller rocks in the 2600 acre Middlesex Fells Reservation with routes up which Boston Rocks lists this as being up to 80 feet tall. These rocks lie in Melrose. This may be best to think of this as a beginner's bouldering or toprope area. Nonetheless, you won't have to wait in lines to climb here. Also, you never know what you'll find on top of a crag here. These are also briefly described at the New England Bouldering Website (scroll down). There can be bits of ice here.

Getting There

Go North on I-93 to Hwy 60 (exit 32), go East, go North on Fellsway East/Highland (bear right where it splits), go East on East Border Road. Park legally near Woodland.

Head North on a jeep trail. Bear right at the fork. Rock 1 is just East of the 1st fork. Rock 2, 3, & 4 lie up left along the 2nd fork. To get to Rocks 5 & 6, take the right branch at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fork, and they lie to the east of the trail. Rock 6 lies further along past Rock 5 past a 90 degree turn left in the trail and it lies North of the trail. Apparently, there is a Crag 54 that I've never seen (access is apparently ok). Crag 5 Bowl may have access issues. Check this out in advance. Apparently, there are boulders here called Fat Man, Little Boy, and a bouldering area called Cascade Right that I've never seen. Apparently, there are ice climbs called Cascade, Elvis Has Left the Building, and Cascade Right that I've never seen.

Apparently, there is a MDC (617.322.2851) map that can help. The Friends of the Fells organization may help.

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Will Clarkson
Seattle, WA
Will Clarkson   Seattle, WA
Old trail map link is broken; pdf of map is now here. May 5, 2015
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
I did some exploring around Crag 6 and the Cascade today. I also did some exploring on other side of Fellsway East near Boojum Rock. I think a lot of folks write this place off, but there are a lot of boulders in these woods! In the future months, I'll see if I can get some photos, locations, and descriptions to what I find. Dec 23, 2012
JSH

JSH    
These rocks are within the Middlesex Fells Reservation, officially governed by the DCR.
mass.gov/dcr/parks/metrobos…

There's a good trail map (pdf) linked here:
mass.gov/dcr/news/publicmee… Jan 12, 2012

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