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Shared By: jim.dangle on Jun 3, 2020
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Description

The coast north of Boston is home to high quality granite rock climbing. Most of this is fairly dispersed and— with a few notable exceptions— on the smaller side. Places of particular interest include Lynn Woods, which probably offers Boston-area boulderers the best combination of proximity, accessibility, and concentration of high quality problems, and Red Rock, which has the best single pitch climbing in Eastern, MA.   

Also notable is the extensively documented bouldering on Cape Ann. Though less concentrated to particular areas than Pawtuckaway to the North (and even Lynn Woods) this area has the advantage of generally drier settings, short bug season, and ocean-moderated temperatures. It is quite possible to climb year around without undue suffering (save for the extremes of summer heat and winter snows). In the summer months, with a little planning one can boulder most of the day, swim in the ocean, and— if one is so inclined— enjoy decent beer and overpriced seafood in a scenic seaside setting.

Getting There

Most of the these areas are best accessed via rt.128/95. See the area listing for more specifics.  

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Shore

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 29
Bear Grease
Boulder
V3 6A
 14
Guillotine
Boulder
V3 6A
 16
Pipefitter
Boulder
V3 6A
 37
Holly the Happy Healer
Boulder
V3 6A
 39
Subway
Boulder
V4 6B
 25
Queen's Row Face
Boulder
V5 6C
 47
Stone Warrior
Boulder
V6 7A
 23
D. Dog Leg Crack (SDS)
Boulder
V7 7A+
 28
The Buttermilker
Boulder
V7+ 7A+
 23
Green Haze
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 73
Toe Jams
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 42
Roll the Bones
Sport, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 162
Zipper
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
Steps
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 44
Morning Glory
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bear Grease Lynn Woods > … > Bob Johnson Crag > Bob Johnson Boulder 1
 29
V1 5 Boulder
Guillotine Lynn Woods > Weetamoo Area > Tombstone Crag
 14
V3 6A Boulder
Pipefitter Lynn Woods > Golf Course Area > Pipefitter Boulder
 16
V3 6A Boulder
Holly the Happy Healer Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Slant Right Boulder
 37
V3 6A Boulder
Subway Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Stone Tower Boulder
 39
V3 6A Boulder
Queen's Row Face Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Queen's Row Boulders
 25
V4 6B Boulder
Stone Warrior Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Stone Tower Boulder
 47
V5 6C Boulder
D. Dog Leg Crack (SDS) Lynn Woods > Weetamoo Area > Weetamoo Boulder
 23
V6 7A Boulder
The Buttermilker Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Stone Tower Boulder
 28
V7 7A+ Boulder
Green Haze Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Stone Tower Boulder
 23
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
Toe Jams Cape Ann > Redrocks & Vici… > Red Rock Main Area
 73
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Roll the Bones Cape Ann > Redrocks & Vici… > Red Rock Main Area
 42
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport, TR
Zipper Cape Ann > Redrocks & Vici… > Red Rock Main Area
 162
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Steps Cape Ann > Redrocks & Vici… > Red Rock Main Area
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Morning Glory Cape Ann > Redrocks & Vici… > Red Rock Main Area
 44
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
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