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Between an Anvil and a Hard Place

V0-, Boulder, 10 ft (3 m),  Avg: 2 from 2 votes
FA: ??
Massachusetts > N Shore > Lynn Woods > Mt Spickett/Gol… > Anvil Boulder


Start in the narrow alley between the Anvil Boulder and the boulder beside it, and establish your feet stemming between the two boulders on the side closest to Warm-Up Arete. Stem up to the top, and grab the top of the Anvil Boulder to transition to the face, and top out. A topout on the boulder on the other side would add some moves and be a little harder, but the topout would need some cleaning.

This is a great way to learn stemming or to warm up a bit.


Depending on how flexible your pad is, you might be able to get it in there. However, the stemming is very secure, so this is easily done without a pad.

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The alley between the boulders.
[Hide Photo] The alley between the boulders.