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Nov 18, 2010
so im heading down to southern Massachusetts for the holidays and was wondering where the best bouldering area/areas are south of boston and east ish of 495 S. patrick donahue
From Gunnison, Colorado
Joined Mar 15, 2010
373 points
Nov 18, 2010
Gilbert Hills- Lots of stuff, very good. Milford is good too but spread out.
Lincoln Woods, RI is great and not far away.
All 3 areas in MP database
john strand
From southern colo
Joined May 22, 2008
1,575 points
Nov 18, 2010
Just wanted to add that I've hiked around Milford several times and have yet to find anything but the man-made V7 arete thing. The directions on this site are horrible, so don't waste your only time in the area wandering around looking for Vietnam or whatever its called.

Much better to go to F. Gilbert Hills State Park or Borderland State Park since they fit your criteria. Also, Lynn Woods (a little bit NW of boston) has seen a lot of nice looking additions on this website lately.

Have fun in Mass!!! Hoping you get some good bouldering weather!
DFrench
From Cape Ann
Joined Apr 22, 2007
365 points
Nov 18, 2010
Is Great Barrington still off limits? Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
105 points
Nov 18, 2010
If you're in the area and have the time you've got to visit Lincoln Woods. Lots of classic stuff at many different grades. If you can grab one of the locals to go with they can point you towards something your style. Brandon Willsie
From Exeter, RI
Joined Aug 16, 2010
15 points
Nov 18, 2010
Scott McMahon wrote:
Is Great Barrington still off limits?



I never knew there was bouldering in Great Barrington. Why is it off limits?
Jasonn
Joined Dec 3, 2009
0 points
Nov 18, 2010
Jasonn wrote:
I never knew there was bouldering in Great Barrington. Why is it off limits?


Last I knew it isn't off limits but you have/had to park in a residential area which had been an issue in the past but you should check with the WMCC just to be safe. Other than that, the bouldering out there awesome!
clemay
From Fort Collins
Joined Sep 21, 2007
0 points
Nov 18, 2010
Great Barrington is way out west anyway. Lanky
From Tired
Joined Jun 20, 2008
240 points
Nov 18, 2010
Oh I see. Yea, it is west, your rite. Lucky for me, I have family who live in GB Jasonn
Joined Dec 3, 2009
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Nov 19, 2010
Shoulda said I don't know a thing about the access situation in GB, but I've heard the climbing is excellent. Hope whatever issues exist can be cleared up. Lanky
From Tired
Joined Jun 20, 2008
240 points
Nov 19, 2010
If you are going to be in Southern Mass you should just head down to Lincoln Woods. It is easy to find the bouldering, and there is a ton! MP has a lot of the problems listed on this website, but it couldn't hurt to grab the new england bouldering guidebook. Since everything is so established, you will spend more time climbing and less time searching. See you there, peace. cstorms
From North Bend, OR
Joined Mar 28, 2006
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