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Alcove Area  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10'
Location: 42.32347, -71.17434 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Joe M., Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Old Timer on Apr 3, 2015
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Unknown slab between alcove and lower wall....


This is the main area at Hammond Pond.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, walk uphill trending left for a minute or two to find the Alcove.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Alcove Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Alcove Area :
Scrambled   V-easy 3     Boulder   Main Alcove Wall
Doug's Lowball Lip Traverse   V0 4     Boulder, 6'   Beached Whale Boulder
Slippery Crimps   V1 5     Boulder, 8'   Main Alcove Wall
Thank God Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 8'   Main Alcove Wall
Hammond Eggs   V3 6A     Boulder   Main Alcove Wall
Low Traverse (aka Chinese Vodka)   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 25'   Main Alcove Wall
Stoned Highway   V4 6B     Boulder   Alcove Entrance Boulder
Beached Whale   V6 7A     Boulder   Beached Whale Boulder
Kellogg's   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1 5     Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch   Main Alcove Wall
Breakfast of Champions   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2-3 5+ PG13     Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Main Alcove Wall
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Featured Route For Alcove Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Beached Whale Boulder.

Beached Whale V6 7A  Massachusetts : Hammond Pond : ... : Beached Whale Boulder
This problem is very short. The crux for me was the first move to the V-shaped crimp. Getting your feet situated underneath you feels a bit awkward, but once you hit that first crimp and readjust, the rest of the problem flows nicely. Fun, aesthetic line, it is just unfortunate it is so tiny. It is worth a try if you are in the area and enjoy overhangs with small, positive crimps....[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Alcove, looking towards Beached Whale Boulder.
The Alcove, looking towards Beached Whale Boulder.

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