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Areas in The Promised Land

Sector One 0 / 0 / 3 / 131 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 132
Sector Two 3 / 0 / 4 / 157 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 162
Access Issue: Boulders are on private property Details


The Promised Land is exactly as it sounds. At least 200 boulder problems exist on 10 to 20 foot granite blocks. This area has a high density of problems in the V4-V8 range, and there is still a ton of development awaiting for problems in the V0 to V2 range. This area was discovered by Lynn Woods legend Bob Parrot and is essentially comprised of about 40 different collections of boulders which are all a short walk from each other. Classics include: Ridge Runner (V2), Proud Mary Arete (V4), The Maze (V6), Egg Hunt (V6), A Clear Mind (V8), and ?The Dream? (V8+).

Getting There

Look to access the power lines either on Cedar Brook Read or Fairview Avenue. Cedar Brook Road access is the preferred place. Try to find parking and hike up the obvious hill with the power lines above you.

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andyscott   Massachusetts
I got out here this past weekend for the first time and was simply amazed at the large number of problems and concentration of boulders in one small area. Bob Parrot is a legend for finding this place, and it's all quality. It would not be posted if it wasn't. Some really nice granite. Mar 28, 2011
Vince Schaefer
Boston, MA
Vince Schaefer   Boston, MA
Any chance you guys want to put up some actual location beta to these stones?? Some of us are quite familiar with Lynn Woods and would love to check out all these! Thanks! Dec 26, 2011
Old Timer
North Andover MA
Old Timer   North Andover MA  
PM me and you should be all set. Thanks. Old Timer Dec 30, 2011
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
I've noticed they started the development (not bouldering problem development...the other kind). Has anyone taken a look at the plans and seen what (if any) land is being set aside for conservation? Aug 18, 2014
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
Hopefully folks have noticed that the housing development has begun. I haven't looked at the plans, but I know from looking at Google maps that we've lost some of the boulders listed here. Oct 28, 2015
Ian McAfee
Concord, NH
Ian McAfee   Concord, NH
This entire page is completely useless. The vagueness of the descriptions is nothing but frustrating and should just be deleted unless the author(s) want to post more descriptive locations/topos of these lines. There's tons of rock here, most of it good, most of it worth climbing, but posting such a numerous amount of purposefully vague descriptions is just ego-stroking. I understand the sensitivity of access here, but posting 200 descriptions of climbs that you would have to already know everything about to glean any worth from is frankly ridiculous. May 14, 2016
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
No need to be so upset. Personally, I'm grateful Old Timer has added all these problems. Access IS an issue. If he never added them, would you even know it existed? If you know where a couple key boulders are and the general layout of the place, things sort of fall into place. If you don't know what boulder you found, ask. I don't think anyone should be posting maps or specific info until access improves. Jun 22, 2016
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
This is over at The Hillside. There are a bunch of really nice lines around here, including this one!… Jan 1, 2017

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