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Elevation: 74 ft 23 m
GPS: 42.60037, -70.88032
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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 Suggest change

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
 33
Bear Grease
Boulder
V1+ 5 PG13
 44
Golden Slab
TR, Boulder
V3 6A
 25
Pipefitter
Boulder
V3 6A
 69
Subway
Boulder
V4 6B
 49
Queen's Row Face
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 30
Four Star Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 71
Stone Warrior
Boulder
V5 6C
 19
Freedom from Addiction
Boulder
V6 7A
 30
D. Dog Leg Crack (SDS)
Boulder
V7 7A+
 57
The Buttermilker
Boulder
V7 7A+
 16
K. The Swell
Boulder
V7 7A+
 22
I. Golden Arete
Boulder
V7+ 7A+
 45
Green Haze
Boulder
V8- 7B
 26
Natural Selection
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 214
Zipper
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bear Grease Lynn Woods > … > Bob Johnson Crag > Bob Johnson Boulder 1
 33
V1 5 Boulder
Golden Slab Lynn Woods > Mt Spickett/Gol… > Golden Wall
 44
V1+ 5 PG13 TR, Boulder
Pipefitter Lynn Woods > Golf Course Area > Pipefitter Boulder
 25
V3 6A Boulder
Subway Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Stone Tower Boulder
 69
V3 6A Boulder
Queen's Row Face Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Queen's Row Boulders
 49
V4 6B Boulder
Four Star Arete Lynn Woods > … > Mt Spickett Are… > Boxcar Boulder
 30
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Stone Warrior Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Stone Tower Boulder
 71
V5 6C Boulder
Freedom from Addiction Lynn Woods > Golf Course Area > 14th Hole Boulder
 19
V5 6C Boulder
D. Dog Leg Crack (SDS) Lynn Woods > Weetamoo Area > Weetamoo Boulder
 30
V6 7A Boulder
The Buttermilker Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Stone Tower Boulder
 57
V7 7A+ Boulder
K. The Swell Lynn Woods > Weetamoo Area > Weetamoo Boulder
 16
V7 7A+ Boulder
I. Golden Arete Lynn Woods > Weetamoo Area > Weetamoo Boulder
 22
V7 7A+ Boulder
Green Haze Lynn Woods > Stone Tower Area > Stone Tower Boulder
 45
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
Natural Selection Lynn Woods > Weetamoo Area > Elephant Boulder
 26
V8- 7B Boulder
Zipper Cape Ann > Redrocks & Vici… > Red Rock Main Area
 214
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
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