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Atomic Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Bear Hill 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Bloodsport Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Hillside 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Milford North 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Miscellaneous 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Power Line Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Quarry Land 1 / 0 / 0 / 37 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 38
Quarry Land1 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Robin Hood Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Vietnam 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Elevation: 289 ft
GPS: 42.162, -71.51 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: john strand on Jan 12, 2009
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer
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Description

This has really good if somewhat spread out bouldering. This is town property/forest and can be frequented by biker and hikers, too. There are about 15 boulders and 75? problems, V0-V10.

Getting There

Exit Route 495 at Route 85 south in Milford/Hopkinton (~45' west of Boston). On your right is a gas station and Wendy's. Park BEHIND these at a closed road. Walk up the closed road and left through an overgrown area (still an ok trail) for about 10 minutes. The first boulder is on your right. Keep going another 5 minutes and more boulders appear on both sides. More to come.

Per Jcomeau: Update on directions: Park behind Wendy's at the closed road and walk down the closed road. Take the first left to cut over to the new bike path. The first road on your right takes you down to the Atomic area. Pass that boulder and on the hillside are more boulders. If you pass the Atomic pullout, the next trail on your right brings you out into the Shadow Brook Quarry area. This is where Full Metal Jacket, Little Devil, The Roofs, etc are.

Per Coz Teplitz: For a 1st timer, once you turn left onto the new bike path, the first trail on the right does lead to Atomic. The other trail mentioned (the "main road" listed in some problem descriptions) is not the next trail on the right, but is the big dirt road with the metal gate across it. There are other, smaller trails between the two that will get you turned around.

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Mike Robinson
Worcester, MA
Mike Robinson   Worcester, MA
This is a very good bouldering area with more potential! Hope to run across some fellow boulderers out there! Sep 27, 2017
Keath
Boston, MA
Keath   Boston, MA
Any more info on Peppercorn Hill boulder problems? Aug 19, 2014
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Read: Sent you a PM. Apr 3, 2014
Read Januskiewiecz
New England
Read Januskiewiecz   New England
Anyone have any more info on the problems on the Atomic Boulder? Mar 29, 2014
TDoyle
Milford, MA
TDoyle   Milford, MA
I've been exploring and putting up some stuff in the Vietnam area in Milford lately. I've done a lot of mtn biking up there but just recently started looking for climbs. Anyone know how much of Vietnam has been explored for climbing? Dec 11, 2012
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Scrubbed a new arete out here today that looks fun. Also found a few more problems that might be worth cleaning.
Edit: Sent. Nightcrawler, V7. Sep 23, 2012
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Yes. For the first time, I would take the second rd. past the Atomic one. Once you know your way around, you only really need to use the Atomic one. Jan 8, 2012
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
There was an old map on the old Boston Rocks or NEB site a while back. Jan 8, 2012
Coz Teplitz
Watertown, MA
Coz Teplitz   Watertown, MA
Note on the approach: I stumbled around for about an hour yesterday before I figured out Jcomeau's directions. For other folks headed out for the first time: Once you turn left onto the new bike path, the first trail on the right does lead to Atomic. The other trail mentioned (the "main road" listed in some problem descriptions) is not the next trail on the right, but is the big dirt road with the metal gate across it. There are other, smaller trails between the two that will get you turned around.

I eventually found The Roofs, thought it was cool, and intend to go back as soon as the weather permits. Good quality rock. Jan 8, 2012
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Unfortunately more graffiti is showing up on some of the boulders here as well as College Rock. I would like to order some Taginator and clean these boulders. I could use some help. Sep 5, 2011
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
I wish you still had that mapty map. Jan 13, 2011
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
Great to see Lee again and even better to be "the old timer". Jan 10, 2011
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Update on directions: Park behind Wendy's at the closed road and walk down the closed road. Take the first left to cut over to the new bike path. The first road on your right takes you down to the Atomic area. Pass that boulder and on the hillside are more boulders. If you pass the Atomic pullout, the next trail on your right brings you out into the Shadow Brook Quarry area. This is where Full Metal Jacket, Little Devil, The Roofs, etc are. Dec 26, 2010
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
Jennifer is hanging out with me!
If you take a right at Wendy's (I forget the road name) and go down the street a mile ? to a street on the right, there is a WAY big boulder right in the cul-de-sac. It may be private now, I don't know. Some really cool lines though. Dec 7, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
That's where I thought it was. Nov 18, 2010
Joe M.    
It's behind the old Milford AC. The parking lot is gated off now and it is closed, so I'm not sure you can get back there.... Nov 18, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
I will be putting up the Atomic Boulder soon. Also, does anyone know where Jennifer Anniston is? Nov 17, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
John... on the hill next to the power lines? And I think I found the smaller boulders.... I wish you had a copy of that map I keep hearing about. I'll have to look around that area some more. Nov 3, 2010
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
If you find Lil' Devil, behind you near a small quarry has some cool steep stuff (6-8) problems. Behind that are 2 egg shaped boulders with V1-V8 on them, nice. Nov 3, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Was out the other day by Little Devil and found a few more things out there that were fun. Nov 1, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Another close by area that has some potential is Peppercorn Hill in Upton. Ive found a few things there, one of which has a hige line up a big overhang.... Sep 27, 2010
I'd love some updates. Living/staying in Milford and would love to start climbing again.
Thanks. Aug 5, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
I'm going to suggest the roofs and the "Breadloaf" Boulder as we call it. Pretty easy to get to both. Sep 17, 2009
Jcomeau
North Conway
Jcomeau   North Conway
Are there any new directions to this area? I boulder in here quite often and would like to find more. Sep 17, 2009

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