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Recess Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.44488, -71.08875 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Joe M., Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Calvin Tague on Jul 21, 2014
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This is shady, bug-ridden, accessible but otherwise secluded. A few flakes are close to popping off, but otherwise there are sturdy, positive features on this prominent roof problem.

Getting There 

This is accessed from Hemlock Pool Rd., just north of the fork and east of the Hemlock Pond. It is directly off the path on the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Recess Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Recess Boulder:
Sunset Dual Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Climb straight up the face using both aretes.

Sunset Dual Arete V3 6A  Massachusetts : Middlesex Fells : ... : Recess Boulder
Sit start with your hands on the obvious arete the (same start as for Hop Scotch). Move up to the left sidepull to gain both aretes. A committing move to a lefthand crimp followed by another committing move to the jug on the right gets you access to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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By Calvin Tague
From: Boston, MA
Jul 25, 2014
Someone please tell me if this rock has already been featured in Boston Rocks or done by you/anyone else.
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Jul 30, 2014
Boston Rocks just sort of mentions that there are lots of boulders in the woods. The Black and White Rocks area is well defined except for boulder problems. Chances are extremely good that all climbable boulders in the Fells have been climbed in the past.
By Calvin Tague
From: Boston, MA
Jul 31, 2014
Well I guess it doesn't hurt to start locating/naming them.
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Nov 7, 2015
Agreed. I'm also trying to catalog Fells boulders/cliffs in here. For example, I found a boulder the other day near Highway Cliff and I called it "Slopes Boulder", because it sits on the northern slopes. It has quite a lot of dirt on it and doesn't appear to have been climbed in the past; however, this park has been popular for decades upon decades. So it is a safe bet that if it is below V5 or so, it's been climbed. I'll going there today to clean it up a bit. There are at least two hard climbs (maybe in the V4-6 range) that I will likely name if I send them, but list the FA as "unknown", just because I can't be sure, and I don't really care about FA's. I'd be pumped if someone else came and sent it before me!
By Carson Darling
From: Cambridge, MA
Nov 12, 2016
This boulder is definitely a lot of fun for how few routes are there. Thanks for putting it up!
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Nov 13, 2016
Is the overhang in the left of the photo climable? Looks like a sweet lip traverse.

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