Elevation: 55 ft
GPS: 42.782, -70.922 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Veazey on Apr 9, 2012 · Updates
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle
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Description

Perhaps this is the Northernmost bouldering in Massachusetts? A single, large, granite block offers a multitude of problems and eliminates in the V0-V3 range up to 20 feet in height. New problems have been added recently which could use some repeats to find grade consensus - harder climbs are trying to be painstakingly established. This is trying to be turned into a very fun hangout boulder. Some highballs are possible as well if you don't mind the choss or go during the right conditions.

Getting There

The boulder is located on the southern edge of Newburyport just off Route I-95. Take I-95 to Exit 56. From the south, take a right off the off-ramp onto Scotland Road. From the North, take a left off the off-ramp onto Scotland Road. Take Scotland Road just a few hundred yards to a small dirt parking lot on the right (just across the street from the State Police). There is a sign for the Downfall Wildlife Management Area. Follow the trail from the sign 200 yards into the woods to the boulder. You can't miss it!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Scotland Boulder aka Haystack Boulder

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V2 5+
 5
Spider Hut
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Stinky Britches
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 6
Eagle Claw
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 5
Waldo's Warf
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
The Yawn Wall
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Spider Hut
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Stinky Britches
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Eagle Claw
 6
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Waldo's Warf
 5
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
The Yawn Wall
 3
V4 6B Boulder
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