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Overlook Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 42.48946, -70.99199 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Dave Twardowski, Joe M., Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ryan B on Jul 27, 2011  with updates from Dave Twardowski
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BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O04.

Description 

This concentration of boulders are located on a hillside on the north side of Lynn Woods. They are typically easy to find and just down the trail from the Weetamoo area boulders. Several​ boulders in this area are located directly off the red blazed trail.

Getting There 

From the Ballpark lot, head right to the north side of the pond. Follow the wide trail for about 10 minutes till you can finally cut left on a red blazed trail. Follow this path for another 10-15 minutes to find the boulders. You will cross two wooden foot bridges and several intersections along the way. Simply stay on the red trail and you will be fine.

Climbing Season

For the Lynn Woods area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',4],['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',1],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',19],['V6-7',8],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Overlook Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Thalia and Melpomene #1 - The start.

Thalia and Melpomene V5 6C  Massachusetts : Lynn Woods : ... : King Fish Boulder
This is a 45' long up and right-trending traverse on the east side of the boulder. It is the prominent line and begs to be climbed. It follows the side of the boulder around two main bulges and then into a technical face. From there, you stretch it out on unique holds to a easy topout. Bring your endurance! The land rises with you as you climb up, so you're never too far from the ground.This climb is a link-up between two problems with a good rest in between. You can stand up and leave t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

Photos of Overlook Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Weetamo and Overlook areas. Trails are shown inclu...
BETA PHOTO: Weetamo and Overlook areas. Trails are shown inclu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O14 (Listed in Waterfront Boulders...
BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O14 (Listed in Waterfront Boulders...
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O04.
BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O04.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O24 - Look at that splitter!
BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O24 - Look at that splitter!
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O17.
BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O17.
Rock Climbing Photo: O27.
BETA PHOTO: O27.
Rock Climbing Photo: O34.
BETA PHOTO: O34.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O29.
BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O29.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O29.
BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O29.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O30.
BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O30.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O33.
BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O33.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O32.
BETA PHOTO: Overlook Area - O32.

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By Dan Pfistner
From: BEVERLY, MA
Apr 13, 2014
Any info on the super proud, gently overhanging fist crack that's visible from the trail, I think right before the Overlook crag proper?
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Apr 26, 2017
Dan - Do you mean this one? The story is that it is a beautiful splitter hand/fist crack! It's been a long time, but I did this and remember deep jams. Not a lot of boulderers like cracks, so blocks like this get passed on a lot. I seek them out!
Rock Climbing Photo: Overlook Area - O24 - Look at that splitter!
Overlook Area - O24 - Look at that splitter!

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