|GPS:||41.585, -71.754 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||M Sprague on Feb 19, 2012|
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DescriptionThis little area around a spur off of the dirt Plain Rd. offers some bouldering on a juggy overhanging ledge (probably needs recleaning), some easy slab and a few eggs, including the excellent Escoheag Boulder. The overhangs are found before you get to the end of the spur, off to the left, where there is a small two car parking space.
To get to the Escoheag Boulder, take a wide unmarked trail directly off the end of the cul de sac, not the white dot trail, but one that starts to the right. Follow this and pass just to the right of the pavilion. Continue on another minute and you should see the 15 foot tall boulder in front of you.
Recently (early 2012), more rock has been found by following the white trail east. After dropping off the ridge line below the pavilion you will cross a stream. There is a boulder to the left in the stream bed with a low traverse seam. Continuing on the white trail, as you cross a second stream and come to another ridge 5 minutes in, the Great Wall is facing you off to the left. It is about 12 feet high by maybe 50 feet wide with rougher rock than the rest, very featured, which should provide a bunch of quality moderates when cleaned up.
Continuing on the white trail over the ridge, just before yet another stream crossing, off to the left again a hundred feet or so are few boulders and roofs that look to have potential. If you kept going in that direction, a ledge develops, but most of it is wet and mossy. Maybe a few easy highballs could be found.
If you stay on the white trail across the stream, on the next ridge the trail will climb up to the Long Wall, an approximately 100 foot wide X 10-15' tall ledge with great looking horizontal traversing seams. From the parking, this is about 10 minutes to get to at most. The Swamp Boulder is off to the left a few minutes, just below the Long Wall ridge. Hunting about mostly to the north of the trail will reveal a few more scattered things. East, past the Long Wall and up to Plain rd seems to get pretty sparse.
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