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V3, Boulder, 12 ft (4 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 11 votes
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Massachusetts > N Shore > Cape Ann > Tompson St Rese… > Cavalry Boulder… > 2. Central Sector > Cavalry Boulder


Sit/crouch start and move up to a slopey topout.


This is at the back of the Cavalry Boulder. Locate the boulder with the horizontal crack on the far left side.



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[Hide Photo] Sandman.
Night send of Sandman from the cave traverse start.
[Hide Photo] Night send of Sandman from the cave traverse start.

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Sean Kurnas
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Is this Sandman?

Is this the climb? Aug 9, 2015
Old Timer
North Andover MA
[Hide Comment] Sean,

That is Sandman. If I remember correctly, it top out above the start holds. I have changed it to V3 with the more natural exit you did.

Pete Aug 11, 2015
Sean Kurnas
[Hide Comment] By start holds, do you mean the ones back in the cave? I started far back and traversed left until I could top out on good, chalky holds (visible in photo). That felt like the most natural line, but given the grading in the area, it felt potentially easier than V4. Aug 21, 2015
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
[Hide Comment] Did this for the 2nd time. I climbed it before back in high school (1998 maybe?). It is full value if you start way back in the cave and traverse the crack to where you can top out. Really fun! Mar 26, 2018
Nick Pellegrino
North Reading
[Hide Comment] Traverse method was a good climb and a solid work up for Smiley. The crux seemed to be moving the feet around.

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