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4. Algonquian Arete

V7, Boulder, 12 ft (4 m),  Avg: 4 from 1 vote
FA: Pete Otis
Massachusetts > N Shore > Cape Ann > Poles Hill (Sun… > Algonquian Boulder


Low sit start on the steep arête with your left hand on a pretty low micro-crimp and your right hand on a higher, flat, black hold about a foot beneath the arete. Move up to the arête proper without dabbing on the ramp, match, use some serious core and compression to ascend the arête and top out. Although the upper arête is sharp, this rig still gets 4 stars based upon its geometry and movement. The grade given is for the low start described.


This ascends the dead obvious, steep, left-leaning arête located about a foot left of the split in the boulder.

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Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
[Hide Comment] This thing is striking and hard! Nice find and send, Pete! Dec 15, 2018
Old Timer
North Andover MA
[Hide Comment] Thanks, Tim.

Cool area with some Native American history. New 13 foot boulder in Dogtown with a couple of new additions at the end of Poplar Street. Check them out when you get a chance.

Pete Dec 16, 2018