Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Grendel's Lair

Select Area...
Honey Boulder 
Hybrid Boulder 
River Queen Boulder 

Grendel's Lair Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 42.60848, -70.72524 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 409
Administrators: Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: jim.dangle on Aug 31, 2013
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Description 

This is collection of large steep impressive blocks semi-hidden in a little dell right close to the water. It looks like there would a good collection of hard good quality problems here. This is one of the biggest collection of large boulders I've seen in the area.

I found this area on wet day this spring. While exploring the base of the one of the boulders, I disturbed a creature in a small cavern near the base. I have no idea what it was, but it made a terrifying sound and sent me scrambling up onto a nearby boulder while nearly pissing myself. I peered down for a while hoping something would reveal itself, but whatever it was either had already fled or wasn't coming out. Still I have no idea what it was. Rationally speaking, there is nothing wild in these woods that anyone should be afraid of.

Getting There 

This is 30-40 feet form the water. From the parking area, walk left around the pond a fair way. If you reach the point with the encampment on it, you've gone way too far. The location on the map (though taken from memory) should be fairly accurate.

Climbing Season

For the Dyke's Pond (Gloucester) area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Grendel's Lair

Honey V6 7A  MA : Cape Ann : ... : Honey Boulder
Sit start matched on a small crimpbar, and power up through the bleakness....[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

Photos of Grendel's Lair Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Grendel's Lair.
Grendel's Lair.
Rock Climbing Photo: Grendel's Lair.
Grendel's Lair.
Rock Climbing Photo: Grendel's Lair.
Grendel's Lair.
Rock Climbing Photo: Grendel's Lair.
Grendel's Lair.

Comments on Grendel's Lair Add Comment
Show which comments
By jim.dangle
Aug 31, 2013
Hi Pete,

Couldn't match this area to one of your descriptions, but if it rings a bell, let me know and I'll transfer the pics over to the appropriate spot.

Jim
By Old Timer
Administrator
From: North Andover MA
Sep 1, 2013
Actually Jim,

This is Shoreline Boulder #1, but I like your name and descriptions and photos better, so let's keep it as you have it and I will remove the Shoreline Boulder #1 listing.

Pete