REI Community


Member Since: Sep 2, 2013
Last Visit: Nov 3, 2017
Contact SP Boston

Point Rank: # 12,202
Total Points: 30

3 Compliments
How do you get points?
Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



Where has SP Boston been climbing?












Personal: Lives in Watertown, MA, Male
Favorite Climbs: none specified
Other Interests: none specified
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Follows 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sport:  Leads 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Follows 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
More information:

none
Photo Albums by SP Boston    
 none
Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 13
Dream Girl 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
  Feb 22, 2017 - varied, pleasant, easy climb. Steep getting up to the base.
Crooked Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Feb 21, 2017 - used five pieces, mostly small plus a nut. Very pleasant face/crack climb. 5.5.
Good Book 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Jul 3, 2016
Devil's Lettuce 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Jul 3, 2016
TO-DO LIST<< VIEW ALL 2
Black Lung 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fun House 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Recent Site Contributions View all 51 Contributions
ROUTES
 none
AREAS
 none
Some beta to help you get to the right spot. Three Birches is obvious once you get up the right trail.  Perhaps useful for out-of-towners trying to find the route for the first time.  Locals know how to find the route. The books all say go to "Standard Route" but then you look up Standard Route and it says to go to Thin Air (recursive and not helpful), OR, the books say to "go to Thin Air Face" (also not helpful).  <br /> <br />So, at the risk of hecklers (and I get a lot when I post maps to routes, as if, somehow, the goal is to make finding the route a mystery and some sort of rite of passage itself!), here is my carefully hand-drawn map to Thin Air Face (and Three Birches area) that would have saved me a lot of time wandering around in search of the right spots.  Zoom of last 10 minutes of Birdland approach.  Birdland approach hiking route. 
Lunge Roof (aka Rhino Dyno, or Gunks Roof) 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Whitney Gilman Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dream Girl 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Crooked Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Good Book 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crack of Despair 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  Suggests: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Lunge Roof (aka Rhino Dyno, or Gunks Roof) 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lunge Roof (aka Rhino Dyno, or Gunks Roof) 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Big Bad Wolf 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Suggests: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tennessee 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Suggests: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
COMMENTS<< VIEW ALL 14

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · Contact · About