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The Overlook

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Caretaker, The T,TR 
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Practice Slab T,TR 
Snowdrift Slide T,TR 

The Overlook Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007
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To the NW of The Playground, this is a small, less-significant crag in the Rattlesnake Rocks area. It seems almost ignorable. It is a scattered collection of rocks. Nonetheless, it is listed here for completion’s sake. There is a roof here that may or may not have been climbed yet.


A. Old Timey Climb variation, 10+
B1. Old Timey Climb, 7 PG-13, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
B2. The Caretaker, 6 R, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
C. One Step Beyond, 7
D. Hamburger Helper, 10
EF. Practice Slab Direct, 7
F. Practice Slab, 4, 1p, 40', gear or TR.
G. unknown, ?
H. Bottomless Contact, 8
I. Cape Eternity, 9+
J. Cape Eternity Variation, 8
K. Pig’s Eye, 9+
LM. Monday Morning Slab Direct, 8
M. Monday Morning Slab, 3, 1p, 60', gear or TR.
N. Hidden Climb, 6
O. Snowdrift Slide, 3, 1p, 35', 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 All Locations area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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The Caretaker 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Massachusetts : Rattlesnake Rocks : The Overlook
Do the same steep, jug-haul start as Old Timey Climb that trends right to an inside-corner stance. Carefully reach around the sharp arete formed by the protruding block about 15' off the ground. Step across (and down) onto the lower, slabby face (the crux). Then climb up the center of the far-right slab using friction moves. Trend right up a shallow, gully-type crack that leads to two pine trees (set a top rope anchor here).You can avoid the far-right corner to e...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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