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Cleft, The T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Cracker Jack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Flutterby TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Free and Easy T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Half and Half T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Happy Slab TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Hidden Magic TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Milk Run T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
No Reverse Traverse T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Old Tree T,TR 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Pipe Cleaner T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Pudding Face TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shortcake TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Toy Surprise TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Your Lead TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 20 ft
GPS: 42.324, -71.173 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Leo Paik on Jan 13, 2007
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer
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This is one of the more popular walls here. It is probably all of only 35 ft or less, but it is great fun for the beginner climber. Many a climber has cut his or her climbing teeth here. It faces east. Some of these climbs can be led. For history buffs, there is an ancient bolt here. Who placed it and when? Long slings are necessary for top rope anchors here. Be careful at the edge with wet leaves around. Nice photo, top row, 2nd photo


Left Wall
A. Happy Slabs, 4
B. Shortcake, 8
C. Old Tree, 2
D. Half and Half, 4
E. Pudding Face, 6
F. Milk Run, 3, 1p, 35', gear.
G. Pipe Cleaner, 5
H. Free and Easy, 4
I. Flutterby, 6
J. Your Lead, 7
K. Hidden Magic, 7, 30', TR.
L. Cracker Jack, 6, 1p, 35', gear.
M. Toy Surprise, 6
N. The Cleft, 4
No Reverse Traverse, 7

Middle Wall
A. unknown, 3
B. unknown, 4
C. unknown, 3
D. unknown, 2
E. unknown, 3
F. unknown, 2

Right Wall
A. unknown,2
B. unknown, 4
C. unknown, 1
D. unknown, 4
E. unknown, 4

Getting There

This lies closest to Hammond Pond. It is probably best to park close to the south side of Hammond Pond. Then hike north along a dirt road. Take the right fork. This should put you below the crag.

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Ken Cangi
Eldorado Springs, CO
Ken Cangi   Eldorado Springs, CO
I put a lot of mileage on these walls in the early '80s - as many as 20 to 30 laps per day - not including Alcove bouldering. A tucked-away gem in the middle of hectic, urban living. Mar 18, 2013
Steve Moulding
New York
Steve Moulding   New York
In the late '80s, Hammond Pond was the local climbing area for the Brandeis Outdoors and Mountain Club. The lower walls were great for top-roping and beginner trips. In the depths of winter, often at night, we'd also practice aid climbing the cracks using nuts and hexes. Jun 12, 2012
I think this is the wall we used last evening for me to learn setting up a top rope and rappelling. My first time, it was a lot more fun than I thought and a lot less scary than I expected. I also climbed two routes here, but I am not sure of the names. Will have to research. Living so close to it, I think we'll be back more often - I loved the fact that there was no one else was there, no lines or waiting, very peaceful, and also easy for a beginner, good for me to learn with no pressure. Jul 20, 2011

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