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L to R R to L Alpha
"Exercize Buttress" T,TR 
"Steeple" Face TR 
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste TR 
Almost Cut My Hair TR 
Changing Majors Senior Year T 
College Rock Chimney Buttress TR 
College Rock Traverse 
Don't Know Much About Biology TR 
Don't Stop Till You See the Whites of My Eyes TR 
Exersize Left to the Reader TR 
Extra Points TR 
Flunked Again  TR 
It's Late September TR 
Militant Right TR 
More Money TR 
My Mind Is A Blank T,TR 
Nerds TR 
Not on My Face You Don't TR 
Send Money TR 
Spring Vacation (College Rock Chimney) TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Main Crag Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 70'
Location: 42.1945, -71.4998 View Map  Incorrect?
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A close up shot of some of the scrubbed Graffiti.


This wide band of rock hosts the majority of climbing here. It is easy to get on top from either end.

L->R (N->S):
A. Don't Know Much About Biology, 7, 1p, 18', TR.
B. Not On My Face, You Don't, 8, 1p, 20', TR.
C. Don't Stop Till You See The Whites of My Eyes, 9, 1p, 35', TR.
D. Little Devil, 11.
E. A Mind is A Terrible Thing to Waste, 9.
E2. Wasted, 10-.
F. The Militant Left, 11.
G. The Militant Right, 10.
H. Pop Test, 8.
IF. Changing Majors Senior Year, 10- PG-13, 1p, 35', gear.
I. Almost Cut My Hair, 9+.
J1. Barber Pole, 11+.
J2. It's Late September, 9+.
K. Kidstuff, 11+.
L. Final Exam, 12.
M. My Mind Is A Blank, 11 nice shot, 1p, 25', gear.
N. Fillin' The Blank, 11.
O. Techno-Dweeb, 10.
P. Spring Vacation (College Rock Chimney), 0.
Q1. Send Money, 8.
Q2. More Money, 7.
R. Roadtrip, 7.
S. All Holds Barred, 11.
T. "Exercize Buttress", 5, 1p, TR.
U. "Steeple" Face, 9-, 1p, TR.
V. Exercise Left To The Reader, 9+, 1p, 35', gear or TR. bottom row, 3rd photo
W1. Flunked Again, 10, 1p, 30', TR.
W2. Extra Points, 10+, 1p, 35', TR.
X. Nerds, 8, 1p, 22', TR.
Y. Jocks, 6.
Z. Preppies, 6.
AA. Seven Sisters, 4.
BB. Mike Doonesbury Returns, 7.
CC. Mal-Triculation, 5.
DD. Mantel, V3.

Apparently, the traverse has been done, 11 or V3.

Getting There 

From the parking area, hike south along the dirt road maybe 50-100 yards. Look to the east/right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Crag:
"Exercize Buttress"   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
More Money   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
Send Money   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 32'   
Exersize Left to the Reader   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Militant Right   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Don't Stop Till You See the Whites of My Eyes   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Almost Cut My Hair   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
My Mind Is A Blank   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Brendan on My Mind is Blank.

My Mind Is A Blank 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Massachusetts : College Rock : Main Crag
My Mind Is A Blank is definitely the proudest climb on the main cliff of CR.This route takes on the proud, scantly featured face beneath a looming roof. Climb good edges and crimp in tiny slots to static or dyno (dyno may be easier as the edges get polished) to the massive horizontal. From there use small pockets and slopers to position your self under the roof. Get your feet high and gun for the good jug at the lip, then crank to a small slopey slot and finish. If you were to lead the route, t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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