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Savin Hill Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 102'
Location: 42.31056, -71.04958 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dust Diedricksen on Apr 1, 2017


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Savin Hill has a handful of climbs in an urban park that's accessible by public transit. The routes reach only 30' on the largest crag, Big Savin. There are some bouldering options on the shorter end of Big Savin; steeper offerings are on the nearby (and smaller) crag, Little Savin. There is a great beginners' toprope area with bolted anchors (5.0 - 5.3 range) on the slabby left end of Big Savin.

The Roxbury puddingstone offers an even mix of sharp holds and rounded nubbins (similar to Hammond Pond). Some of the better toprope climbs are now covered in ivy and could use a good cleaning. Broken glass is everywhere! The view from the top is surprisingly nice, but the constant highway noise (I-93) reminds you that you are too close to the city.

Getting There 

The climbs are located in Savin Hill Park in Dorchester, MA. You can easily walk to the park from the Savin Hill T Stop, which is off the Mattapan Branch (Red Line). The two distinct crags are perched above the tennis courts on Grampian Way (park along this street if driving).

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Featured Route For Savin Hill

Big Savin Face 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Massachusetts : Savin Hill
This ascends the tallest face of Big Savin. Start on the lower block (with feet 1/4 the way up this block) to reach a slanting rail, which consists of some slopers and a few hidden crimpers. Crank on this rail feature, and move your feet up on tiny edges. Search for some two-finger pockets and nubbins at the crease (strenuous & delicate crux) that separates the vertical face from the slabby finish. Pulling your feet onto the slabby finish is surprising tough. Boston Rocks lists this as ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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