Elevation: 179 ft
GPS: 42.441, -71.077 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jan 13, 2007 with improvements by Curtis Tripp and 2 others
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle
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Description

Description: This rock is listed as being up to 80 feet tall in Boston Rocks. Hmmm. It faces east. There are no fixed anchors on top. Ice forms near and in this gully during cold stretches.

The GPS location is not accurate, but it is better than it used to be. Anyone with more accurate coordinate, let me know.

L->R:
A Face
various bouldering problems to V5.
ice, M2.

B Face
A1. Endgame, 7, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
A2. Easy Off, 4.
BA1. Unnamed 5.9, 9, 1p, gear or TR.

C Face
C. Easy Corner, 3.
D. Quick Step, 8, 1p, 35', gear or TR.
E. Hair Line, 6, 1p, 30', TR or gear.

D Face
F. Twist and Crawl Wall, 7, 1p, 80, TR or gear.
E Face.
G. unknown, 8.
H. Long Lead, 6.
I. Arete, 5.
J. unknown, 10+.

F Face

Getting There

From the parking area, go north on a jeep trail. Go right at the 1st fork. Go right at the 2nd fork. Go right at the 3rd fork. Look to the right/east. It will be the northern/further of the 2 crags here.

Per Tim McGivern: you can also just park at the end of Goodyear Ave in Melrose and walk in. You'll see it after about 1 minute of hiking the white blazed cascade trail.

GPS Location

Per Curtis Tripp: the GPS location is: 42.443887, -71.076010.
You can also reference it here: goo.gl/maps/mbaZeVhzsZ12.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crag 6 aka Black Rock

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Endgame
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Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
You can also just park at the end of Goodyear Ave in Melrose and walk in. You'll see it after about 1 minute of hiking the white blazed cascade trail. Apr 9, 2013
Steven Scherr
Boston
Steven Scherr   Boston
I recently saw two new bolts at the top of one of these faces. Aug 15, 2016
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
Do you know which one? Aug 16, 2016
Chris Blatchley
Somerville, MA
Chris Blatchley   Somerville, MA
Tim, I was just there this morning. It's at the top of Endgame. There are two bolts on the top of the 6 foot ledge at the top as well as an older piton on the small face. Sep 8, 2016