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Elevation: 109 ft
GPS: 42.3253, -71.10975
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Nira Rock Urban Wild is a old area in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. It is managed by a non-profit group called Friends of Nira Rock and is free and open to the public. It is a puddingstone face with a variety of features and textures. There are currently two bolted anchors for toprope routes and one set of bolts on the main face for sport climbing. Additional rope climbing exists but requires more creative anchors. There are a number of boulder problems documented with the potential for more. It is an urban park, so beware of broken glass in and around the rocks.

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From Downtown Boston: take the Green Line to Heath St. Walk southeast on Heath St. Turn right on Schiller St. Turn right onto Minden St. Turn right onto Grotto Glen Rd. At the end of Grotto Glen Rd, follow the paved path to the rocks.

If you are driving, there is parking at the end of Glotto Glen Road, or some street parking on Nira Ave.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nira Rock

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V3 6A
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No Dogs Allowed
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Nira Traverse
Boulder
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Nira
Sport, TR
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No Dogs Allowed
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V3 6A Boulder
Nira Traverse
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Nira
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
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