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Cavalry Boulder

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Cavalry Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.62091, -70.72131 View Map  Incorrect?
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This is the massive boulder toward the top of the hill. The boulder boasts a great selection of problems from relatively moderate to very hard. Mostly highball. Bring your friends, and have them bring their pads.

Getting There 

Coming in on the regular approach trail, this hill is the high point generally up and left. It is pretty unmistakable when you get there.

Climbing Season

For the Cavalry Boulder Field aka Gymnasium aka Playground area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Cavalry Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cavalry Boulder:
Unnamed Crack    V3 6A     Boulder   
The Smiley Problem   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 10'   
Unnamed    V5 6C     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Cavalry Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Does this have a name?

Unnamed V5 6C  Massachusetts : Cape Ann : ... : Cavalry Boulder
Looking directly at the massive Calvalry Boulder, this is the crack to the left. Climb the crack. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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By db2882
Feb 26, 2013
Anyone know the name or grade of the route on the arete in the spilt of the boulder? Felt like it went at around V4ish, but I am interested to know more about it.

Rock Climbing Photo: The arete in question.
The arete in question.
By mnatti
Feb 28, 2013
I saw the chalk on that the other day and it reminded me that I have yet to do that line clean (haven't even tried it in years!). Seems to me like it is a nasty landing to do as a proper boulder problem with that ledge at 1/3rd height. I'll consult some of the old ninjas and see if if all those TR lines up there have names.
By db2882
Mar 1, 2013
Thanks! I probably spent close to 2 hours getting all the moves wired before pulling the rope and doing it, and it was still super scary.
By mnatti
Mar 3, 2013
I had a good play on this line the other day, felt V3ish, but it could be 4? I'd say Cape Ann 5.11 if it was billed as a rope climb. I added a new bolt for the TR set-up, so it is a) closer to the actual arete and b) at least one of the bolts up there is now shiny again. The arete/ slab at your back from this line is sweet too, 5.8 with arete and 5.10 if you eliminate the edge and just use the little face holds. I have often thought about bolting a few of the lines on the Cavalry due to the sketch factor of their landings (height and padability), but I fear I would be lynched. I do hope to continue replacing/ adding to the aging TR bolts on top if nothing else.
By erik kapec
From: prescott, az
Apr 10, 2013
Anyone know what that super mellow highball is, left, around the corner from the unnamed V5 crack is? or if the right side has been done?

Also if anyone wants to get out send me a pm...there's a few problems I would love to try but not without a second pad or spotter.
By MattH
Jan 31, 2016
Does anyone know anything about the really difficult looking problem right of the overhanging crack on the big overhang? It looks like it would start with a high LH on a big flat sloper (slightly too wide to pinch) and RH in a seam at face level on the arete, or on a big cookie feature just behind it.

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