Agassiz Rock Rock Climbing
Grand Traverse on the Plateau Boulder
Within a small but beautiful Trustees of Reservations park called Agassiz Rock are two separate rocks of interest. Known simplistically as Little and Big Agassiz rocks, they are easily found on the loop trail.
From northbound Route 128 take exit 15 Manchester and turn left on School St. In half a mile or so, you will see a prominent gravel turnoff on the right with even more additional parking available on the left side of the street. This parking area will be marked with a Trustees park sign saying Agassiz Rock. Take the approach trail, and, after a short while, take one fork or the other for Little or Big Agassiz Rocks.
This area is perhaps 5 miles west of Gloucester.
Climbing Season For the Cape Ann area.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
65 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',31],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Agassiz Rock
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Featured Route For Agassiz Rock
Flight of the Nuthatch V7 7A+ MA
: Cape Ann
: ... : Plateau Boulder
This is one of the most well-rounded and consistently challenging lines in the area! Sit start using an okay edge under the roof, and very challenging feet. Using a remarkable combination of technical footwork, finger strength, flexibility, balance, and body tension, make a tough move around the lip to a small crimp and try to keep your feet on. Adjust and find a good crimp above the lip with your left. Adjust again, and make a reach to a good crimp that will allow you to get past the lip (crux)...[more] Browse More Classics in MA
By Dan Pfistner
From: BEVERLY, MA
Nov 11, 2013
Has anyone taken notice of the OW on the approach?
Oct 7, 2014
There is a ton of problems in this area. Few are that great, but the approach is easy, the parking is legal, and a good handful of the boulders are high and exposed so they dry very fast after rain. On the otherhand, avoid this place on hot, sunny day.