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Endgame

5.6, Trad, TR, 40 ft,  Avg: 2.3 from 16 votes
FA: unknown
Massachusetts > Middlesex Fells > Black & White R… > Crag 6 aka Black Rock

Description

Endgame has easy climbing broken up by 2 ledges. The 5.7 moves only consists of the last 3 moves straight up the face and not using the arete. It's about a 5.4 getting to that point.

Location

It's the most prominent line on the B-Face. Park at at the end of Goodyear Avenue, and go over a wooden bridge. Stay right on the trail after a fork, and go for maybe 1 minute or 2 - you will see a faint climber's trail leading up to the crags. Follow the trail and it should deposit you next to a pretty big tree that mark B-Face.

Protection

There are two bolts at the very top of the cliff for one to set up toprope or 2 pitons a little lower on the finishing ledge. The 2 pitons are good to set up top rope for the 5.9 to the right of the route. A crack system pretty much goes straight up and can be used for pro. A normal rack will do.

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Endgame.
[Hide Photo] Endgame.
It's actually a decent size climb...too bad most of it is so easy.
[Hide Photo] It's actually a decent size climb...too bad most of it is so easy.
A decent 1st lead with plenty of pro if you stay right and keep it at 5.4.
[Hide Photo] A decent 1st lead with plenty of pro if you stay right and keep it at 5.4.
Looking down on the route.  The climber is hiking up the 5.4 section to the first ledge.
[Hide Photo] Looking down on the route. The climber is hiking up the 5.4 section to the first ledge.