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Crag 6 aka Black Rock

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Crag 6 aka Black Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 25'
Location: 42.2665, -71.0457 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Joe M., Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007  with updates from Curtis Tripp and 1 more
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Description 

This rock is listed as being up to 80 feet tall in Boston Rocks. Hmmm. It faces east. There are no fixed anchors on top. Ice forms near and in this gully during cold stretches.

L->R:
A Face
various bouldering problems to V5.
ice, M2.

B Face
A1. Endgame, 7, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
A2. Easy Off, 4.
B. unknown, 9.

C Face
C. Easy Corner, 3.
D. Quick Step, 8, 1p, 35', gear or TR.
E. Hair Line, 6.

D Face
F. Twist and Crawl Wall, 7.
E Face.
G. unknown, 8.
H. Long Lead, 6.
I. Arete, 5.
J. unknown, 10+.

F Face

Getting There 

From the parking area, go north on a jeep trail. Go right at the 1st fork. Go right at the 2nd fork. Go right at the 3rd fork. Look to the right/east. It will be the northern/further of the 2 crags here.

Per Tim McGivern: you can also just park at the end of Goodyear Ave in Melrose and walk in. You'll see it after about 1 minute of hiking the white blazed cascade trail.

GPS Location 

Per Curtis Tripp: the GPS location is: 42.443887, -71.076010.
You can also reference it here: goo.gl/maps/mbaZeVhzsZ12.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['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',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Apr 9, 2013
You can also just park at the end of Goodyear Ave in Melrose and walk in. You'll see it after about 1 minute of hiking the white blazed cascade trail.
By Steven Scherr
From: Boston
Aug 15, 2016
I recently saw two new bolts at the top of one of these faces.
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Aug 16, 2016
Do you know which one?
By Chris Blatchley
From: Medford, MA
Sep 8, 2016
Tim, I was just there this morning. It's at the top of Endgame. There are two bolts on the top of the 6 foot ledge at the top as well as an older piton on the small face.

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