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Graduate Boulder

Massachusetts > Eastern, MA > College Rock
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Description

This is the best of several boulders to the right of the main crag. It is shady and buggy at times. There are a couple of good climbs and one very hard slab problem.

Getting There

Past the main crag, as the trail goes up and left, go right into the woods for about 100 meters to this area.

Per Jcomeau: Alternate directions, I think. Stay on the orange blazed trail past the main cliff until you come to the blue on the right. That trail will drop you out right in the middle of this area. The trail is a bit hard to find.

Routes from Left to Right

V4+ 6B+
 1
Hey You
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 2
Lunch Break
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hey You
 1
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Lunch Break
 2
V2-3 5+ Boulder

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Another boulder a little further into the woods.
[Hide Photo] Another boulder a little further into the woods.
There are a few routes here.
[Hide Photo] There are a few routes here.
Graduate Boulder
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Jcomeau
North Conway
[Hide Comment] Was over here today. Nice hard arete problem, slab, according to the book there is supposed to be a V2 roof down here, too. Oct 11, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
[Hide Comment] Alternate directions, I think. Stay on the orange blazed trail past the main cliff until you come to the blue on the right. That trail will drop you out right in the middle of this area. The trail is a bit hard to find. Nov 23, 2010
Jcomeau
North Conway
[Hide Comment] The roof is cool. Also topped out the slab just to the left of the arete. That topout is high and scary with one pad and no spotter! I was shaking so badly I was spilling my victory sip of coffee all over my pad.... Jan 3, 2011
john strand
southern colo
[Hide Comment] Ya- falling off that slab would not be good - V2 ? Jan 10, 2011
Jcomeau
North Conway
[Hide Comment] I'd say so. Jan 14, 2011
Jcomeau
North Conway
[Hide Comment] The arete problem went today. Super awesome. I'm going to add this in here. Apr 22, 2011
[Hide Comment] So is that the "hard slab problem" mentioned in the description Lunchbreak?

Jim Sep 11, 2013
john strand
southern colo
[Hide Comment] The slab is just left..pretty stiff V6??? Nov 19, 2013
[Hide Comment] If I have the right boulder in the picture I added, the slab is at least 5.12+... it is more difficult than Steps Direct (5.12) at Redrock in Gloucester. Apr 16, 2015
john strand
southern colo
[Hide Comment] I agree...V6 or so, pretty hard. Apr 17, 2015
[Hide Comment] We never found it. Going past the main crag on the orange trail, you first encounter a yellow trail which goes right and left. Next on the right, there is an unmarked trail which goes up to the right. We tried each and all of those trails to no avail. If someone could post directions that reference the main crag, the yellow trails, the other trail I mentioned, and approximate distances traveled, that would be helpful. Thanks. May 24, 2020