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The Pet Slabs Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.6171, -70.7293 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jim.dangle on Aug 14, 2013
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This is shaded area very close to Redrock main wall that is currently in the process of being developed. In addition to the excellent short finger crack, Gomez the Cat, it offers a handful of short, moderate slab lines. Most of these slabs were thickly covered with moss and required extensive cleaning but the underlying rock quality is excellent. Given the quailty of the rock, the proximity to the main area, and the moderate nature of the climbing, this is a nice addition to the Redrock climbing scene.

There are also some large cool boulders near here including some off the open rock summit near the top of the these climbs.

Rumors speak of a Lost Wall nearby.

Getting There 

The Pet Slabs are easily reached from the Redrock main area. Follow the main trail past Rip Van Winkle and continue slightly downhill to a small open area that often contains a fire ring. The pet slabs are just beyond this on the left close to the trail. They are probably 100 yards from the tail end of Redrock.

Climbing Season

For the Cape Ann area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pale Blue Eyes (5.10-) starts at the crescent flak...

Pale Blue Eyes 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Massachusetts : Cape Ann : ... : Turk Face
This is a fun, pure friction climb at a moderate grade. It starts just right of the crescent-shaped flake. Smear upwards toward the belay tree. Trending left into Turkish Delight will make it easier, and trending left into Grinch Breath will make it harder (so try to stay in the middle!). The first half is the crux, after that the angle eases off. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

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By jim.dangle
Aug 14, 2013
I might be in a minority here, but it makes sense to me to have this area as a sub-area of the main Redrock page. It's literally a few hundred feet away from the main area of Redrock and reached by walking directly underneath it. I feel the same way about all the areas that that are accessed from the same parking lot (Oz, Down Under, Pink Floyd Wall, etc.). Most people are people are probably showing up for Redrock, so it makes sense to have all the satellite areas located in the same place so that newcomers can easily see the breadth of climbing here.

Imagine if Rumney contained Waimea and the rest of the cliffs were in a separate area called Rattlesnake Mountain or something. Would be very confusing.


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