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Scotland Boulder aka Haystack Boulder

Massachusetts

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 15 feet in height.

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!

Routes from Left to Right

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Watch out for the double crimper block is about to fall off. Marked with X in photo. Fun route though.
[Hide Photo] Watch out for the double crimper block is about to fall off. Marked with X in photo. Fun route though.
Problem on the South side (steep right side when walking in). Start on crimp and undercling, work up and right with some sharp pinches and sidepulls to a sloper, then top out a bit more right.
[Hide Photo] Problem on the South side (steep right side when walking in). Start on crimp and undercling, work up and right with some sharp pinches and sidepulls to a sloper, then top out a bit more right.
View from the short approach.
[Hide Photo] View from the short approach.
Problem on the Southeast side. Low undercling up to a ledge traverse with bad feet then up the arete to top out. I'm hesitant to post it as a route because I don't know the name or FA.
[Hide Photo] Problem on the Southeast side. Low undercling up to a ledge traverse with bad feet then up the arete to top out. I'm hesitant to post it as a route because I don't know the name or FA.

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[Hide Comment] Hey guys, this glacial eradic is called Haystack Boulder, and there is also another boulder with 2 easy problems hidden in the low brush area to the right. Apr 30, 2014