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Submitted By: andyscott on Sep 29, 2010
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Description 

This is a nice granite block hidden out in the woods off one of the trails leading up to the stone tower. Not too many lines here, but the ones there are of high quality. There is also an open project currently on this boulder. It is the sit start to Hidden Arete.

Getting There 

From the main parking area, take the wide trail (Great Woods Road) for about 5 minutes until you get to the top of the first hill. When here take a smaller rocky trail off to your left and follow that until you get to the first intersection. At this point stay right and keep walking uphill. Follow this trail eventually passing the Queens Row Boulders, Slant Right Boulder, and the Pedestal Boulder which will all be on your right. When the trail bends right and uphill again keep going strait onto a new, feshly-cut single track trail. Follow this trail for a minute over some rocks and you will come to the Hidden Boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Stone Tower area area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Hidden Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Hidden Boulder :
Hidden Arete   V2 5+     Boulder   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Hidden Arete.

Hidden Arete V2 5+  MA : Lynn Woods : ... : The Hidden Boulder
Climbs the obvious, left-leaning arete on the Hidden Boulder that faces down the hill. Start standing at the corner and climb the super fun arete. Top out the highest point of the boulder. The sit start is currently a project. It entails one very hard move off a sloping rail into the start of the V2. It will be a one move wonder....[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By Old Timer
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From: North Andover MA
Jun 25, 2016
Just when the trail turns right, head left into the woods for about 125 feet, keeping the ravine on your left and a short wall built into the hillside on your right. The original trail has probably grown in.
By peterfogg
Nov 12, 2016
Is anyone familiar with the small wall/cliff band just down the hill from this boulder? I found a few fun (though short) problems on it with some potential for more. There was enough choss that I got the impression it doesn't see much, if any, traffic. Still, the holds that stayed on were nice.

Also, if you're looking to get here: another way is to follow the directions for the Bob Johnson Boulders and cut through the woods just after you see the golf course. Heading up the Great Woods Road out of the main parking lot, walk for a few minutes, and turn left onto the Cornel Path (marked with a sign). Keep going along this path, passing the intersection with the path to the Stone Tower (and a few other spots i.e. Queen's Row, Slant Right, Pedestal). You'll pass by the golf course on your left, then soon afterwards there will be a low marshy area off to the right. Looking over the marsh up the hill, you can see the Hidden Boulder through the trees. A quick bushhwack/scramble will get you up. I'm guessing the marsh is wet during the spring/early summer, but as of now, it's easy to walk across.
By Old Timer
Administrator
From: North Andover MA
Nov 12, 2016
Peter,

Feel free to develop any of that rock and post it up as you see fit.

Pete