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|Shared By:||Tread Fill-Ups on Apr 18, 2017|
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DescriptionDry Hill is a small crag located on land managed by the Trustees of the Reservations. A well-maintained trail leads to the summit of Dry Hill, the top of a ~35-40 foot (?) crag.
The wall itself is near vertical with some promising aretes and dihedrals. We've only tried 1 line so far, but a quick look around from below suggests there are probably around 10 potential routes. Most look fairly moderate.
Loose rock is a big risk here. I would not be comfortable belaying from below, or really being anywhere near below a climber. We TRed from above, and I plan to do that for the foreseeable future here. If this out-of-the-way crag somehow gets some traffic and the loose rocks get knocked away, it is ripe for moderate trad leads.
There is an old, rusted piton with a ring in the summit. My best (uninformed) guess is that it is from before 1960. Based on the loose rocks, plants, and cleanliness of the rock, this hasn't been climbed in decades.
Getting ThereIt takes a ~1.5 mile moderate hike from the parking lot. The trails are well maintained and clearly marked by the Trustees of Reservations.
Follow signs to the summit, and after a short, mellow uphill, you arrive at the top of the crag.
More information on getting there can be found here:
The road nearest the crag on the map is actually a private driveway; do not use it for access.
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