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Location: 42.61857, -70.72481 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jim.dangle on Oct 11, 2013
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Fun looking arete problem on the main boulder here...


This nice collection of little blocks scattered in the woods below Down Under. There are a lot of boulders here. Unfortunately many of them are on the small side.

They along with the Kong Boulder have recently been opened up by the good works of Cape Ann Climbing Coalition and other volunteers who created a path from the base of the pipeline to the Kong Boulder and up to Down Under. The blocks are not generally that big but there is enough problems for a little circuit, especially when combined with the Kong Boulder, Down Under, and even the Plateau Boulder's further up the hill.

Getting There 

This is located in the Redrock/Hardy Mountain area.

Park as for Redrock then follow the main path until the end of the Storage Area then cut right looking for a trail through the woods. The trails cuts behind the storage area to a pipeline. Follow the pipeline for 50 feet or so looking for a cairn on the right, then follow a path in. This path is surrounded by boulders (including the Kong Boulder and heads up to Down Under).

Climbing Season

For the Cape Ann area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Depileated (V1) starts low on the left.

Depileated Traverse V1 5  Massachusetts : Cape Ann : ... : Baboon's Bottom Boulder
This is a low ball traverse starting down low on the left side of the ugly rearend of the boulder. It is sort of one and half star problem but a decent warmup on unusual holds. It was named after a Pileated Woodpecker that was flying around overhead when I climbed it. Start on good slopers with body tucked into to low overhang, then traverse right using generally good holds. Go as far as you can, but I matched at a good sharp jug and threw up and right for a topout hold. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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