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Description

The western regions of MA have the best climbing in the state both in terms of abundance and quality.  Most of it is not widely publicized and routes listed here (especially when it comes to bouldering) only scratch the surface.   Newcomers should check out Farley, Mormon Hollow and Rose Ledge for single pitch and areas like Neverland, Happy Valley, and Farley (again) for bouldering.  

Getting There

This area comprises the area surrounding the Pioneer Valley and west into the Berkshires.  See the individual entries for more specifics.  

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Classic Climbing Routes at Western MA

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5 6C
 10
The Sleeping Giant
Boulder
V10 7C+
 8
Y2K9
Boulder
V10 7C+
 5
Press Your Luck
Boulder
V11 8A
 4
Sister's Savior
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 65
Beginner's (aka Easy Corner)
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 93
Guillotine (aka Double Overhead…
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 83
Double Helix (aka Rikert's Corner)
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Original Sin
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 75
Tennessee
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Lunge Roof (aka Rhino Dyno, or G…
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 33
Hang Ten
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 48
Cardiac Arete (aka route 8)
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 27
Widowmaker (aka Leave it to Beaver)
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 66
Priapism
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 15
Tunnel Vision
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sleeping Giant Happy Valley &… > Happy Valley > Sleeping Giant Boulder
 10
V5 6C Boulder
Y2K9 Happy Valley &… > Hideaway > Left Cliff Band (Y2K9…
 8
V10 7C+ Boulder
Press Your Luck Happy Valley &… > Happy Valley > Magic Bean Boulder
 5
V10 7C+ Boulder
Sister's Savior Happy Valley &… > Happy Valley > Sleeping Giant Boulder
 4
V11 8A Boulder
Beginner's (aka Easy Corner) Rose Ledge
 65
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Guillotine (aka Double Over… Rose Ledge
 93
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Double Helix (aka Rikert's… Rose Ledge
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Original Sin Mormon Hollow
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tennessee Rose Ledge
 75
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Lunge Roof (aka Rhino Dyno,… Rose Ledge
 50
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Hang Ten Mormon Hollow
 33
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cardiac Arete (aka route 8) Mormon Hollow
 48
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Widowmaker (aka Leave it to… Rose Ledge
 27
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
Priapism Mormon Hollow
 66
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tunnel Vision Mormon Hollow
 15
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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