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Stage Fort Park Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10'
Location: 42.605, -70.6769 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Joe M., Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007
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This is essentially two boulders in a park on Cape Ann which emphasize friction technique. One is a single, large, ocean front, slabby, granite boulder near Gloucester (probably 40 minutes from Boston) with a sandy base that is probably up to about 30 feet tall at most. The other is a small buttress North & East of the main boulder. Its western face holds most of the routes. During warm summer times, this area is popular with non-climbers, but then the rock is slippery. A nice traverse exists for the slab aficionados. There is little pro, so these lines are typically top-roped or bouldered. Long slings or ropes are useful for toproping. Nuts, hexes, and old bolts are useful for anchors. There is even a separate listing for this rock (scroll down) on the New England Bouldering Site.


Traverse, 11

A. various short mixed crack/slabs problems
B. Waterlogged, 8
C. Waterproof, 8
D. Sea Shell, 5, 1p, 30'.
E. Sea Urchin, 7, 1p, 30'.
F. Waver, 7, 1p, 30'.

Large metal plaque (scroll down)

G. Down to the Seas, 5, 1p, 30'.
H. The Deep Six, 9, 1p, 30'.
I. Full Fathom Five, 10+, 1p, 30'.
J. Jaws II, 11
K. Jaws, 10 or V1 photo (scroll down)
L. Shark Bait, 8 or V0 photo (scroll down)
M. Watery, 8
N. Dark Hole, 10
O. Seclusion, 7
P. The Clammer, 9
Q. Unknown, 9
R. Lobsta ‘N Steamas, 7+

Beach Buttress – can get wet at high tide
S-V. 4 lines 5.6-5.9

Getting There 

To find this rock, go North of Boston on Hwy 3, go East on Route 128, go to exit 14, go South, go right on Route 127/Western Ave., park nearby. Parking fees may apply. Free parking may be found further from the park.

Climbing Season

For the Cape Ann area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Stage Fort Park
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sea Shell.

Sea Shell 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Massachusetts : Cape Ann : Stage Fort Park
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Photos of Stage Fort Park Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Stage Fort Park crag.
Stage Fort Park crag.
Rock Climbing Photo: Left of the plaque.
Left of the plaque.
Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of the Plaque.
Left side of the Plaque.
Rock Climbing Photo: Right side of the Plaque.
Right side of the Plaque.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun friction climb start in the small crack to the...
BETA PHOTO: Fun friction climb start in the small crack to the...
Rock Climbing Photo: One of my favorite routes at this location.
BETA PHOTO: One of my favorite routes at this location.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb the crack then move to the left then up to t...
BETA PHOTO: Climb the crack then move to the left then up to t...

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By Andrew Devine
From: Lynn, Massachusetts
Jul 1, 2012
Hopefully I'll be going soon and I'll get a bunch of route pictures to match the "Boston Rocks" routes. If you or someone updates the route info from the book, I can add the pics of each one.
By Andrew Devine
From: Lynn, Massachusetts
Jul 4, 2012
I got them uploaded. Not sure if you can update the routes, even just by copying the info from the "Boston Rocks". I'd do it but not sure how to edit routes that are already listed.
By jim.dangle
Jul 9, 2012
Thanks for adding these.

You should contact the mod, Leo Paik. I'm sure he'd be happy to work with you updating this area.

By Chris McNeil
From: Anchorage, AK
Jan 22, 2013
This crag is probably your best bet for dry conditions after a rain on Cape Ann. It offers some great slab lines, a couple crack lines, and a nice boulder. Also this is a short crag directly behind the Stage Fort crag, along with a very nice crack line on the shore the needs to get cleaned out. The "bolts" on top are not for climbing, currently gear anchors are recommended for TR.
By trundlebum
From: Las Vegas NV
Sep 6, 2013
A good resource for some early info:
Climbing in Eastern Massachucetts
by Steve with Sam Streibert Hendrick
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing in Eastern Massachusetts paperback by Ste...
Climbing in Eastern Massachusetts paperback by Steve with Sam Streibert Hendrick.

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