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Cavalry Boulder Field aka Gymnasium aka Playground Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 136'
Location: 42.62123, -70.72234 View Map  Incorrect?
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Across the street (Rte. 133) from the Redrock area is a remarkably secluded bouldering area with a wide variety of terrain, comprising a wide range of difficulties, beautifully shaded by dying hemlocks.

Getting There 

Exit 14 off Route 128. If coming northbound, take a left off the exit ramp and go under the overpass. Park as for Redrock but then load up your pads and head uphill along the road getting weird looks from passing motorists. A few hundred yards from the parking area, cross the street and head into the woods via a faint but visible trail. Take your inventory of the area and start rock climbing.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

121 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',74],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cavalry Boulder Field aka Gymnasium aka Playground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cavalry Boulder Field aka Gymnasium aka Playground:
Unknown   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   The Valley
Unknown 2   V1+ 5     Boulder, 12'   The Valley
Unknown 3   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   The Valley
Glorious    V3 6A     Boulder, 8'    The Alcove
Unnamed Crack    V3 6A     Boulder   Cavalry Boulder
Alcove Direct    V3+ 6A+     Boulder    The Alcove
Fishnet Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   The Fishnet Boulders
Whacky   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'    The Alcove
Great    V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 8'    The Alcove
Thee Off-width   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 15'   Concord St. Entrance : The Driven Boulder
The Smiley Problem   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 10'   Cavalry Boulder
Unnamed    V5 6C     Boulder   Cavalry Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Fishnet Arete (V4) at the Fishnet Boulders.

Fishnet Arete V4 6B  Massachusetts : Cape Ann : ... : The Fishnet Boulders
This arete is located on the back-side of the Fishnet Boulders as you approach from the West (i.e. walking from the Alcove). The problem begins on the right-leaning and overhanging arete using directional pulls and slopey holds. Work your way up the arete until you find yourself groveling at the bare top-out, which is certainly the crux. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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From: Lakewood, Colorado
May 29, 2013
If these West Gloucester blocks were in P-way, people would be waiting in line to get on some of these problems! Here's a vid of a couple Memorial Day sends. One problem is to the left of the SW arete of the Calvary Boulder, and the other is the SDS to Stockholm Syndrome out in the Extensions on the Manatee Boulder.


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