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Elevation: 10 ft 3 m
GPS: 42.39591, -71.00366
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In addition to several excellent climbing gyms, Metro-Boston has some outdoor opportunities many of which are easily accessible by public transport.  These are smaller areas but they provide a little urban adventure and a chance to stay outside.   

For climbers new to Boston it is worth noting that in the pre-gym era, generations of city climbers honed their craft and kept in shape on weeknights and lunch breaks just outside the city at places like Hammond Pond to the west and Quincy Quarries to South.  More recently Middlesex Fells has become popular with boulderers looking to stay outside but not stray far from the city. 

Getting There Suggest change

This area includes Boston and immediately surrounding areas. It should be reasonably accessible by public transportation from someone living in the city or thereabouts.  See the individual area listings for more specific directions.  

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Classic Climbing Routes at Greater Boston

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1- 5-
 4
Damn Chan Traverse
Boulder
V1 5
 10
1st Diaper Change
Boulder
V1 5
 7
Can They Mow The Lawn Yet?
Boulder
V1+ 5 R
 4
Owl's Nest
Boulder
V1-2 5
 7
Crawl Before You Top Out
Boulder
V2 5+
 6
Baby Beluga
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
Horizontal Stripes (right & left)
Boulder
V3- 6A
 5
Traverse
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
No Dogs Allowed
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Central Scrutinizer
TR, Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Nira Traverse
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 4
Felix's Folly
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Tuesday Night First
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Tuesday Night Second
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Nira
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Damn Chan Traverse Roxbury's Suburbs
 4
V1- 5- Boulder
1st Diaper Change Waitts Mountain > … > Waitts Mtn Cliff > Waitts Mtn Cliff
 10
V1 5 Boulder
Can They Mow The Lawn Yet? Waitts Mountain > … > Waitts Mtn Cliff > Waitts Mtn Cliff
 7
V1 5 Boulder
Owl's Nest Waitts Mountain > … > Waitts Mtn Cliff > Waitts Mtn Cliff
 4
V1+ 5 R Boulder
Crawl Before You Top Out Waitts Mountain > … > Waitts Mtn Cliff > Waitts Mtn Cliff
 7
V1-2 5 Boulder
Baby Beluga Waitts Mountain > … > Waitts Mtn Cliff > Waitts Mtn Cliff
 6
V2 5+ Boulder
Horizontal Stripes (right &… Waitts Mountain > … > Waitts Mtn Cliff > Waitts Mtn Cliff
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Traverse Waitts Mountain > … > Waitts Mtn Cliff > Waitts Mtn Cliff
 5
V3- 6A Boulder
No Dogs Allowed Nira Rock
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Central Scrutinizer Greater Boston… > Hard Knox Rocks
 4
V4 6B TR, Boulder
Nira Traverse Nira Rock
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Felix's Folly Franklin Park > Scarboro Slabs
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a TR
Tuesday Night First Waitts Mountain > … > Waitts Mtn Cliff > Waitts Mtn Cliff
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Tuesday Night Second Waitts Mountain > … > Waitts Mtn Cliff > Waitts Mtn Cliff
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Nira Nira Rock
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
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