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Chapel Ledge Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,187'
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From the Western Mass. Climbers Coalition:

"Chapel Ledge is tucked away in the quiet hills of Ashfield, MA. This spectacular setting has strong roots to the climbing history in Western Mass and has evolved into one of the area's premier beginner crags. This southwest-facing rock is boldly featured granite reminiscent of crags in the White Mountains or Yosemite. Slabs dominate the moderate climbing here; however, more difficult test pieces, such as Ken Nichols' Forget-Me-Knot (5.11+), can be found on brief, overhanging sections of the walls.”

So, basically it's a wonderful little outcropping with a few great sections. All the faces get up above the trees and into the good southern sun. There are some great trad leads, just enough solid toprope bolts and plenty of big trees to keep everyone climbing. A few good boulder problems can be found, but these cliffs lend themselves to great routes with nice views at the top so bring a rope and some gear. The cliff is divided into 4 basic sections, the Main Face, Aid-free Wall, The Roof, and the Upper Ledges. The best info and topos can be found in Stewart Green's "Rock Climbing New England" and on the WMCC site (

When done with climbing, head across the road and take a dip in the usually icy Chapel Falls. Always remember to pack out your trash and drop a few bucks in the Trusties donation box!

Getting There 

1255 Williamsburg Rd Conway, MA 01341

from 91, take exit for rt 116 North. stay on 116 for 11.2 miles and turn sharp left onto Williamsburg Rd. in 2.3 miles park in pull off on right side of road.

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Classic Climbing Routes in Chapel Ledge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chapel Ledge:
The Corner   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Main Face
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Featured Route For Chapel Ledge
Rock Climbing Photo: The Corner.

The Corner 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  Massachusetts : Chapel Ledge : Main Face
Follow the path of least resistance up the far left side of the slab along the sidewall....[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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Rock Climbing Photo: Parking area.
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Rock Climbing Photo: No shortage of info and free loaner gear!
BETA PHOTO: No shortage of info and free loaner gear!
Rock Climbing Photo: Great views at Chapel Ledges.
Great views at Chapel Ledges.

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By Jon.R
Apr 30, 2015
Hi, I'm having trouble finding beta on Forget Me Knot. Specifically, I'm looking for location, amount of sand-baggery and the safety rating for the climb (G/PG, etc.). I'm wondering if it's worth an onsite attempt or should be scoped out.

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