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Ship's Prow

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L to R R to L Alpha
Black Wall S,TR 
Double Chimney T,TR 
Hot Shot T,TR 
Jams of Joy T,TR 
Layback and Relax T,TR 
Layback Further & Relax a Bit More T 
Rainbow Coalition TR 
Reign of Terror TR 
Ship's Prow Starboard T,TR 
Ship's Prow, The T,TR 
Simple Stuff T 
Slicer T,TR 
Upper Black Wall TR 
Wet Crack T,TR 
White Face T,TR 
Widest Whitest T,TR 

Ship's Prow Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 15'
Location: 42.23282, -71.0416 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007
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Black Wall / Ship's Prow area.


This is a nice little chunk of rock with an obvious prow. It has a bunch of fun lines for you on excellent rock. The namesake route is a really fun low-end moderate that will have you smiling. It actually lies just north of Wampatuck Rd. It is approached via hiking up the dirt road a short way, then breaking off right on the first faint trail, heading E for a ways. It lies just N of Burger Boulder. Descend to the R.

A. Layback Further & Relax a Bit More, 2, 1p, 25', gear or TR.
B. Layback and Relax, 5, 1p, 30', TR or gear.
C. Jams of Joy, 5, 1p, 30', gear or TR.
D. Slicer, 7 or 8, 1p, 25', gear or TR.
E. Wet Crack, 8, 1p, 25', gear or TR.

F. Miscegenation, 10+
G. Rainbow Coalition, 11+, 1p, 30', TR.
H1. Widest Whitest, 7, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
H2. Hot Shot, 8, 1p, 45', gear or TR.
H3. White Face, 5.6 (with vars to 8), 1p, 40', gear or TR.
I. Mulatto Arete, 11
J. Black Wall, 10, 1p, 28', bolts or TR.
K1. Upper Black Wall, 9, 1p, 35', TR.
K2. Double Chimney, 5, 1p, 30', gear.
L. Simple Stuff, 5, 1p, 30', gear.
M. Reign of Terror, 9/10, 1p, 25', TR.
N1. Ship's Prow, 7, 1p, 20', gear or TR. center shot
N2. Ship's Prow Starboard, 4, 1p, 20', TR.

Getting There 

To get here, drive I-3/SE Expressway to exit 8, go to Wampatuck Rd, towards Chickatawbut Rd. Park on the N side of the road past Bunker Hill Quarry. Walk back E and find a dirt road on top of an embankment covering a pipeline. Faint trails break off to the right.

Climbing Season

For the Rattlesnake Rocks area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ship's Prow

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ship's Prow:
White Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Ship's Prow   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'   
Black Wall   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 28'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: White Face route

White Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Massachusetts : Rattlesnake Rocks : Ship's Prow
Start with a hand crack for a move or two, and then stroll up an easy slab to the steep-ish face (at climber's right). Move higher up on the slab for an easier start on the steep section, which is to the right of the small pine tree growing out of the cliff. The steep climbing is a bit reachy and is sustained 5.5/5.6 climbing (i.e., crux). Gear can be placed after each somewhat-committing move (for the grade) on the steep face. Finish at the lookout area shared with [[Black W...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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