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Big Twin 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Little Twin 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 389 ft
GPS: 42.062, -71.284 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Joe M. on Feb 27, 2017
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Description

Two "twin" boulders hidden in the pine trees near the High Rocks parking area. The "Twins" are the closest erratic boulders to the ATT tower at the top of High Rock Rd. The boulders offer good landings and moderate grades. This is a great place to warm up. The larger of the boulders has no easy way down. Either down climb the leaning tree, or pick a problem to do backwards.

Getting There

Park at the High Rocks parking area, and follow the trail up the steps and down into the valley. From the ATT tower, walk up small stone stairs past the High Rock Memorial. Walk off the back side, and turn right town a single track trail. After a few hundred yards, two boulders will be visible a hundred feet off the trail on the right.

The best way is to go down the fire road that continues off the parking lot near the tower. Walk 200 yards, and look for the remnants of a stone wall that intersects the trail (there might still be a small cairn to the left). When you get to the stone wall, take a left through the woods keeping the stone wall on your left. Walk about 100 yards, and look right to spot The Twins.

These boulders are about a quarter mile down the trail then 100-150 yards off of the trail to the right.

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Curtis Tripp
Boston, MA
Curtis Tripp   Boston, MA
While the singletrack trail certainly appears faster on the map, I highly recommend using the fire road-->stone wall approach described above if this is your first time visiting these boulders. I wasted a while today looking for the elusive climber's trail and bushwhacking around before finally bailing to the fire road to follow that approach, which turned out to be very straightforward. Also, the stone wall appeared to peter out right around the point where you can look right and (barely) see the boulders.

As everyone says, the understory is quite thick here. So don't expect to see the boulders until you are almost on top of them. Worth the effort, though! Oct 13, 2017
Joe M.    
I have been meaning for some time to setup a cairn at that little climber's trail and maybe bring some clippers and make the trail a little more user friendly. At some point this summer, I will get out there and do this.... May 10, 2017
Max Dismukes
North Quincy, MA
Max Dismukes   North Quincy, MA
You can save some time getting to these off the little trail (instead of going all the way down the fire road and taking the stone wall approach). Walk past the High Rock Boulder w/ the plaque, go down the hill, and take a right. The path will wind a few times, and then there will be a big fallen tree on your left. Less than 10 yards after that, if you look carefully you can see that, there is a pretty well-formed climber's trail on the right, which leads directly to the twins. Even if you can't see the boulders through the foliage, you might be able to spot the lil' trail!

The big twin is, in my opinion, one of the best boulders in the greater Boston area. Off the Bench, Two Step, and Grittish Invasion are phenomenal problems. May 9, 2017
The boulders can be difficult to see through the forest. Feb 6, 2017
Joe M.    
I have walked past these boulders many times, and I know exactly where they are. It is very dense woods in that area. Fun spot, though, once you find it. Jun 23, 2015
Ethan George
Boston, MA
Ethan George   Boston, MA
Struggled to find the Twins this weekend, because the forest is so thick. Best way is to go down the fire road that continues off the parking lot near the tower. Walk 200 yards and look for the remnants of a stone wall that intersects the trail (there might still be a small cairn to the left). When you get to the stone wall, take a left through the woods keeping the stone wall on your left. Walk about 100 yards, and look right to spot the Twins. Jun 22, 2015
chris21  
Boulders are about a quarter mile down the trail then 100-150 yards off of the trail to the right. Sep 24, 2009

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