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5. Main Face

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L to R R to L Alpha
Blue Angel T 
Blue Route T 
Franny's Folly T 
Intertwine T,TR 
Karen's Folly T,TR 
Outersite T 
Post Road (aka Black Route) T 
Smoky  TR 
Thin Line T 

5. Main Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.51937, -71.85904 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Main Face starts at the 3-foot step up to the base of Intertwine and ends at the right side of the practice face. It sees a lot of traffic from leaders and top ropers, alike, as it offers the highest concentration of moderate climbs. Although the area sees a reasonable amount of sun, the right side stays wet longer than the rest of the cliff (and longer than any rock in the state, probably).

Getting There 

Walking north along the cliff base, you'll know you're at the Main Face when you step up to the rock shelf at the base of the cliff, or by looking up at the chockstone roof in the middle of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 5. Main Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 5. Main Face:
Franny's Folly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Outersite   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 55'   
Intertwine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Karen's Folly   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Blue Angel   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Thin Line   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For 5. Main Face
Rock Climbing Photo: The base of Thin Line

Thin Line 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13  Massachusetts : Leominster Area : ... : 5. Main Face
This is the classic, steep, face and finger crack about 15 feet right of Franny's Folly. It is stout for the grade with two pitons protecting the crux and a right-handed side-pull. A climber has recently indicated that the lower pin may be somewhat less than reliable. As I have never taken a fall on it, I cannot vouch for this, but caution should be used in using this pin (as of May 2012 both pins were still in place). Start on an easy slab up to the crack where the face gets really...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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By Peter Yakovchuk
From: Tempe, AZ
Jan 21, 2007
A wonderful line. Now, after I moved to Boulder, Colorado, I can compare some routes in Crow Hill to Eldorado Canyon, for example.
Intertwine, Cromagnon are better than some of the classics here in Colorado, for sure..

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