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DescriptionThe Jenkins Boulder is just that, a single enormous, glacial erratic in a largely rock-free forest. However, the boulder is so large and featured that it is worth checking out if you are anywhere in the North Shore area. Combined with a visit to nearby Den Rock, one could have a fine day of low-key eastern Massachusetts climbing. The rock is about 25 feet high, and features problems and routes up all of its faces, as well as several traverse variations. There is potential for hard problems here, although as locals have been climbing here for over 35 years, most lines have likely been done. There is a pin on top, and gear placements are abundant if you wish to toprope the overhanging section.
Note: The boulder is on private property. The Andover Village Improvement Society allows public access from sunrise to sunset. There is no camping or biking. Dogs are allowed.
Getting ThereFrom Boston: Take I-93 north to Route 125. Take this north 4.5 miles to Salem St. Take a right, and proceed 1.5 miles to Jenkins Road. Take another right, and in 300 yards park on the right next to a stone wall beneath some pine trees. Walk 150 yards down an obvious trail towards the enormous boulder. You an't miss it.
From the north: Take I-93 south to I-495 east. Get off at the first exit (Route 28 south). Take Route 28 south for just over 3 miles through Andover center to Salem St. Take a left, and follow above directions.
Also, refer to this Andover Village Improvement Society map of the area. Note the Jenkins Boulder on the right hand side of the map.
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