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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Blocky Routes TR 
Crimp Fest 
Diving Board TR 
Sloping Staircase S,TR 
Steep Arete TR 
Steep Book TR 
Thank You, Scott T,TR 
Unknown 5.10 T,TR 

Q Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 100'
Location: 42.244, -71.0346 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007


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BETA PHOTO: Q Wall topo - right.


This is a small face once above water across from M Face. It is also known as the Fortress. It is one of the steeper walls here. It has at least one aid route and apparently more....

Apparently, from Boston Rocks II it goes L->R:

A. Blocky Routes, 9, 1p, TR.
B. Sloping Staircase, 10, 1p, 35', bolts.
C. Steep Book, 9 or 10, 1p, 60', TR.
D. Steep Arete, 11, 1p, TR.
E. Thank You, Scott, 12- R, (formerly Fire Escape, A2), 1p, 75', gear.
F. Crimp Fest, V4, 20'.
G. Diving Board, 8, TR.
H. Unknown 5.10, 10, 1p, 40', gear or TR.

?. Freezing Frenchman Strikes While The Iron Is Hot, 2p, A3?

Sadly, Swingles Quarry was filled in and reduced its height from 75' to 20'. Darn!

Getting There 

This lies above the former Granite Rail Quarry. It was hard to see, now with the fill-in, you can casually stroll right up to it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Q Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Q Wall:
Diving Board   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch   
Steep Book   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sloping Staircase   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Thank You, Scott   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Q Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Thank you, Scott. On top rope.

Thank You, Scott 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Massachusetts : Quincy Quarries : Q Wall
The route is located at the highest part of the wall and has three short sections divided by two big ledges. The first section follows the prominent overhanging crack at the highest part of the wall. The second part continues straight up to the second and last ledge. The final section is the shortest and mainly consists of a long move (read: dyno) up to a small shelf. This move is hard to protect, and the Boston Rocks book indicates that the FFA was done by toproping this section. The last secti...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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Rock Climbing Photo: Q Wall topo - center.
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Climbers on Q Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Q Wall overview.
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By Sarah G
From: Boston, MA
Jul 17, 2016
Anyone have any info on the "undocumented climbs" to the right of Diving Board? Hopped on the middle one yesterday and really enjoyed it.

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