Elevation: 316 ft
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Shared By: Joe M. on Nov 27, 2013
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I have searched through this area for many years and had mostly written it off as being a bunch of mossy, chossy slabs. My recent purchase of a mountain bike has allowed for a much more thorough search and has revealed some high quality boulders and some potential quality trad routes. According to the Massachusetts DCR website, this is technically part of the Gilbert Hills State Forest, but for most recreational users, it is known as the Wrentham State Forest.

Getting There

Parking is available at several points on Taunton Street, including the main lot. Some of the rock is up to a mile hike from the parking but should be worth the effort.

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Joe M.    
I will be adding more to this area soon. Post up if you have done any climbing here. Nov 27, 2013


I have found a few interesting things here in some of the more lesser known areas of the park. See below. Viscious landing . . . . Nov 27, 2013
Joe M.    
Where is that?

Here is the best that I have found!


Nov 27, 2013
It's in a small section near the mall. It looks way safer and not as hard in the pic than it is in person. Definitely needs to be cleaned via rappel. I have found a couple pedestal boulders, a big arrowheadish-shaped boulder somewhat close to 1a and a couple others in some odd sections. I have some pics, will track them down. Nov 27, 2013
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
I did some exploring here to check out Half of Doom and some other things. I "found" a cliff (WF06) that is about 60-70 feet tall with at least a dozen or so routes that look to be protected. As is typical around here, you would likely need a bit of cleaning but not as bad as some of the other cliffs in the park. I mapped and documented what I "found". Oct 20, 2017
JD1984
Leominster, MA
JD1984   Leominster, MA
Wouldn’t mind hearing more about this “60-70 foot” cliff.... I have hiked these woods in the past but never found anything even remotely close to that tall.... Nov 5, 2018
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
JD1984, check out the photos and map I posted. It’s deep in there and abutting a wetland. Slab, with a handful of cracks. Looks neat. Nov 5, 2018
Joe M.    
Actually, Tim and JD1984, the biggest slab/cliff is in the far western part of WSF very close to I-495. It is probably really only 50 feet-ish though the first 10 feet or so are leaf-covered slab, so who knows how big it really is? It is bigger than the WF06 slab (I would put that one at 40ish feet). You need to park at the Taunton Street parking area and head west for over a mile. There are some of the best boulders out there too.... Nov 6, 2018
JD1984
Leominster, MA
JD1984   Leominster, MA
Thanks for the info! Are there any potential friction routes out there or is it the more typical High Rocks style featured slab? Nov 6, 2018
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
I’m clearly not very good at eyeballing heights! No need to argue, but 40 seems shy! Anyway, looked like some nice slab potential. Thanks, Joe. I defer to you! Nov 6, 2018
Joe M.    
Whoa, Tim. Wasn't trying to argue, at all. I'm really bad at estimating cliff and boulder heights, so who knows? I do have a 100 foot tape,, so we could go out there and actually measure it, ha ha.... Nov 7, 2018
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
I know you weren’t Joe, I was chuckling when I wrote that! ;) The eyes can be deceiving! Nov 7, 2018