Mountain Project Logo

Areas in Jamaica

Climbing 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Jamaica Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Second Wall 3 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 597 ft
GPS: 43.076, -72.732 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 8,834 total, 130/month
Shared By: farkas.time on May 12, 2012
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore
Getting weather forecast...

Description

Forested crag has some bouldering, some top-roping, and some trad routes. Overhanging through slabby. Relatively short. Rock is excellent fine granite, maybe schist, with good protection in general. Be careful of some large blocks that look potentially dangerous.

No fixed gear here. Anchor on pine trees. Please walk off -- do not rappel off the trees to prevent killing them with rope burn when pulling the rope.

The routes generally are a bit mossy and with lichens, so be careful. A little cleanup would be useful, but try not to go on a killing spree.

Getting There

Park near Jamaica ballfield at intersection of 30 and 100. Walk 50m into left field forest, or down short path from highway 30.

7 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Jamaica Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

Up the road a bit before the ballpark (if you're looking at the park, up the road to the left) is a road that leads to a roadside crag that looks like it has a few TR climbs. Only bouldered there a bit back in 2008 so its foggy.

The main area has a boulder problem in the V12-14 range (I think 13) that a friend of mine had projected for years, unsure if he ever took it down. I don't know much else about the area. Oct 19, 2016
jkunz97  
my sister visited the area this past weekend to try out the boulders. there were about 6 or so developed climbs, all of which were V3 or less. However, the boulders that have been developed only make up about 10% of the climbable boulders. there is good potential for harder climbs, but real development of this area would take a few days of wire brushing. overall, it is a cool spot with generally safe landings.
coming soon i'll put up pics of the climbable boulders as well as route descriptions Aug 18, 2015
farkas.time
Albuquerque, NM
farkas.time   Albuquerque, NM
There is some potential, but it's undeveloped. Would take a lot of wire brushing. I see some short leads and maybe a bunch of boulder problems. Jul 1, 2013
I haven't been there but I located it on maps:

43.076255,-72.731758

Is there any more potential here or is this the extent of the area? Jun 21, 2013
farkas.time
Albuquerque, NM
farkas.time   Albuquerque, NM
My brother and I found this area through local knowledge, which claims that there are some good bouldering problems and top-ropes here. We went with low expectations, but found a nice, medium-short crag with excellent fine schist or maybe granite, and we decided to start leading on it. We got shut down by I Want My Mommy and I Want My Mommy Direct (see photos), which have difficult and poorly protected crux moves (10+/11), but found Mother's Day quite enjoyable!

In general, this area is underdeveloped. With a little more traffic and some clean up, quite a few more rocks up there could have some decent trad lines and definitely some bouldering problems, but most of the stuff here is wicked mossy, and even covered in ferns. My guess is that it's not worth the effort, and will not expand from the presently established lines and problems. Definitely worth checking out if you happen to be in the area, but don't travel from too far.

In the photos, I've put up lines that I'm certain will be good TRs or even good trad leads, but we didn't get the chance to climb them, so I haven't described them. Go get that crack!

Also, we've named and graded stuff that's surely been climbed before (I guess it's possible nobody has lead it...?). If you are familiar with canonical names and grades, please let me know, and I'll be happy to change them. May 13, 2012

More About Jamaica

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Jamaica (7)

Most Popular · Newest