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Dorset St. Crag (Langsford Pond in Boston Rocks) Climbing


Areas in Dorset St. Crag (Langsford Pond in Boston Rocks)

Main Wall 5 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Quarry Area, The 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Slabs, The 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description

This is a small but fun little strip of quarried granite near Annisquam. It offers a little bit of everything, from fun slabs, nice cracks, and even a nasty overhang with next to no holds. There are a few boulderable sections, but it is more a rope area in my opinion. Don't expect a long day here... but if you have a group of mixed ability, it is great to kill a few hours at.

Getting There

Take Route 128 to the first rotary in Gloucester. Drive 3/4 around the loop and take Route 127 (Washington St) toward Lanesville and Annisquam. Just before the Annisquam Church (on the left) is Dorset St. (on the right). There is room for 3 or 4 cars if you pull over on Washington St., just before Dorset St. Another parking option is to drive up Bennett St. and park at the top of the first hill, just before a sharp bend in the road. This option gets you to the top of the cliff system, which is a short walk in to the left of the road.

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Google maps calls it Dorset Drive if you're looking. Mar 12, 2015
Chris McNeil
Anchorage, AK
Chris McNeil   Anchorage, AK
This is one of my favorite spot in the area for lead. The lines arent to long, but they are fun, interesting, and well protected, with a variety of grades from easy to intensely stiff. Oct 22, 2012
This crag is small but nice. Comparable to the lesser Redrock areas (Oz, Down under, etc) though, maybe the main face is a bit higher. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Though not too near any houses, it's pretty near two roads, so it's worth keeping a low profile.

Jim Mar 12, 2012
Chris McNeil
Anchorage, AK
Chris McNeil   Anchorage, AK
This is a beautiful crag with awesome access just feet from you car. Great lines on the beauty Cape Ann granite! Feb 10, 2012
mnatti  
This crag is lonely. It wants to be loved. Come play and keep the green away! Dec 19, 2011

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