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Indian Headress

V3, Boulder, 15 ft (5 m),  Avg: 2.8 from 6 votes
FA: roped - unknown. Bouldered - B. Cavanaugh
Massachusetts > Eastern, MA > Ayer Boulders > Indian Headdress
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Description

The original post of this route has a good description. I’m posting it as an actual route, because I feel it deserves it. Anyone have the history on this? Grade check?

Start on small crimps and little feet. Move straight up through little edges. There’s a great finish on a nice edge and bomber pinch over the lip. This may have a different name. It is an old route that’s probably in some old timer's climbing journal.

Location

It is the only route with bolts.

Protection

A pad. Watch out for old, rusted hangers. Maybe it’s best to remove them? You could get caught on them if you miss the lip. I would not trust the bolts for roping up.

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BCavanaugh
boston,ma
[Hide Comment] I did a substantial amount of dirt/pine needle removal from the topout on this a few years ago/ climbed it. I can't imagine anyone being able to top it out before it got cleared. I'd claim the first boulder ascent unless someone else can speak otherwise. Mar 26, 2020
Dan Knisell
MA
  V3
[Hide Comment] Yeah I knew someone must have bouldered this before me. I’ll add the FA in. That handle at the top is great. Grade seem right? Edit: I may chop the bolts one of these days. Easily bouldered and bolts are junk. Mar 26, 2020
BCavanaugh
boston,ma
[Hide Comment] Felt hard day of send due to it being damp/scaryish. I'd say V3? Mar 26, 2020