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Temple Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 202'
Location: 42.32647, -71.17776 View Map  Incorrect?
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This is a scenic conservation area with scattered boulders. There's a decent amount of variety here. The Pusherman Wall has techy vertical, the Temple Overhangs has some thuggy climbs, and the Hermit's Cave has a classic roof problem.

Getting There 

Park at the Mall at Chestnut Hill. Walk north along Hammond Pond Parkway until you see Congregation Mishkan Tefila on the left. The entrance to the Webster Conservation Area is on the northern edge of the temple's parking lot.

Do not park at the temple!

Climbing Season

For the Hammond Pond area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Temple Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Temple Area:
Crackerjack Dyno   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Pusherman Wall
Reefer Madness   V3 6A     Boulder   Temple Overhangs
Hermit's Cave   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 8'   Pusherman Wall
A Page Out of Doug's Book   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   Starbag Boulder
Nut Flexor   V4 6B     Boulder   Starbag Boulder
Corgi Magic   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 15'   Pusherman Wall
The Bone   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     TR, 1 pitch, 20'   Pusherman Wall
Hepatitis (originally submitted & previously published as Hepatitus)   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C     TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Pusherman Wall
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Featured Route For Temple Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Coming out of the cave.

Hermit's Cave V3-4 6A+  Massachusetts : Hammond Pond : ... : Pusherman Wall
Start back in the cave on fantastic juggy underclings with decent feet on the wall. Power out of the cave using roof beta to a hard cross move on the small arete feature. Once gaining the seam, traverse left to a very tricky mantle topout for the grade. Thank goodness it isn't highball!Starting further back in the cave may add a grade. This is a super classic climb that gives us in Boston a little taste of roof climbing, and is totally uncharacteristic for Hammond Pond and a very worthy tick for...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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