Elevation: 57 ft
GPS: 42.666, -70.627 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Joshua Klockars on Aug 20, 2018 with improvements by Tim McGivern
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle

Description

Some of the old timers don't think there should be any info on the quarries posted to the internet. It's been said that there are hundreds of named routes in the area, but they are only for Cape Anners to know about. Some are afraid access will be lost to the areas if the world were to find out about them. Not the best plan to preserve access if you ask me, but until a consensus can be reached, ask a local.

The shear granite slabs of Flat Ledge Quarry and Carlson’s Reservoir could be a climber's paradise. Trash Pit is home to some alpine-like potential and grows ice in the right conditions. Central Park is a shaded nook of seclusion, with unique and stunning features, and a lot of potential.

Some of the quarries are on private property, and the others are surrounded by it. Because of the nearby homeowners and the amplified sound in the quarries, a low profile is a must here if access is to be preserved.

Getting There

For Rockport Quarries: Park at Granite Pier in the upper lot, where indicated by signage (in summer there’s often a fee to non-residents). Walk across the marina and under the Great Arch. Behold!

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