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Areas in Gilbert Hills State Park

45 Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Arrowhead Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Broken Nose Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Goat Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Graffiti Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Green and Yellow Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Hyrax Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Kung Fu Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Megley Roof, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mothership Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Phantom Tower 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Rocky's Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Second Chances 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sidewinder Boulder aka Nick's Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Stimulus Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Tent Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Train Tracks Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Trees, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Twins, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
UFO 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Warm Up Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 298 ft
GPS: 42.06, -71.276 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Joe M. on Dec 12, 2008 with updates
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer
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Description

This is a state park littered with boulders and short cliffs. There is great access as the Massachusetts DCR allows climbing in their state parks. There has been lots of recent activity with more new stuff on the way.

Getting There

This is located in Foxborough, Massachusetts (3/4's the way to Providence from Boston) just off of Route 1 near its intersection with Route 495.

The High Rock entrance parking area (at the very end of High Rock Road near the cell tower) has coordinates 42.071823, -71.289321.

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Curtis Tripp
Boston, MA
Curtis Tripp   Boston, MA
I also happened to check this place out for the first time today. Good problems and great stone, should see more traffic. Oct 13, 2017
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
Big fan of the Train Tracks boulder and Phantom Tower. Looking forward to climbing more rock here! Oct 13, 2017
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
A few of us from the north side of the city are coming down to check out some of the blocks on Friday morning 10/13. Looking forward to it! Oct 11, 2017
Anyone wanna boulder? I have 1 pad. I'm home for holidays, need a spotter and more pads maybe. 4349871971 holla. Dec 25, 2013
Joe M.    
Lincoln Woods is already mostly climbable. We have been shoveling most of the winter, so things are good there. Like Dfrench said, Ghills tends to have more pine trees and thus be more shady and takes longer to melt. Mar 1, 2011
DFrench
Cape Ann
DFrench   Cape Ann
March can be a complete toss-up, especially in the area around Foxboro. And much of Gilbert Hills is forested, so it doesn't quite get the sun needed to melt things quickly.

However, if the weather holds right you could have some nice conditions, albeit a bit muddy/swampy.

Another thing to consider depending on the forecast is shoveling off the top-outs and landing zone early in the week and hope for some meltage, then go back and climb later.

Yet another option is always Lincoln Woods, RI which seems to melt pretty fast and may have easier access if the weather has been poor. And there's also a much greater chance that someone will have already shoveled out the landing for you. Feb 26, 2011
patrick donahue
Bend, OR
patrick donahue   Bend, OR
I'm going to be off for a school break in March and was wondering if the snow here will be a problem at all. Feb 26, 2011
Joe M.    
Be sure to let me know, I will give you a tour. Nov 5, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
I may have to check this out sometime. Nov 3, 2010
Joe M.    
What's here on mp is the best available information so far. We have tried to put the best stuff on here, though there is plenty more out there.... Jul 28, 2010
patrick donahue
Bend, OR
patrick donahue   Bend, OR
Does any one have any good beta topos or know where I could find them. Jul 1, 2010

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