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Dry Hill Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,730'
Location: 42.14418, -73.23552 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Joe M., Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tread Fill-Ups on Apr 18, 2017


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Dry Hill is a small crag located on land managed by the Trustees of the Reservations. A well-maintained trail leads to the summit of Dry Hill, the top of a ~35-40 foot (?) crag.

The wall itself is near vertical with some promising aretes and dihedrals. We've only tried 1 line so far, but a quick look around from below suggests there are probably around 10 potential routes. Most look fairly moderate.

Loose rock is a big risk here. I would not be comfortable belaying from below, or really being anywhere near below a climber. We TRed from above, and I plan to do that for the foreseeable future here. If this out-of-the-way crag somehow gets some traffic and the loose rocks get knocked away, it is ripe for moderate trad leads.

There is an old, rusted piton with a ring in the summit. My best (uninformed) guess is that it is from before 1960. Based on the loose rocks, plants, and cleanliness of the rock, this hasn't been climbed in decades.

Getting There 

It takes a ~1.5 mile moderate hike from the parking lot. The trails are well maintained and clearly marked by the Trustees of Reservations.

Follow signs to the summit, and after a short, mellow uphill, you arrive at the top of the crag.

More information on getting there can be found here:

The road nearest the crag on the map is actually a private driveway; do not use it for access.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 4.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Unknown ("Baby Beluga") 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Massachusetts : Dry Hill
This is an easy climb up a narrow face. It starts very easy and gets slightly harder as you go up. The most challenging part was trusting the loose rock, especially after knocking some medium-sized blocks off on the way down. That fear factor was far more intense than the climbing moves.......[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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