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L to R R to L Alpha
Flying Circus T,TR 
None Shall Pass TR 
Rusty Python TR 
Six Pack TR 
Stegosaurus! (Full Stem Ahead) T,TR 
Surfin' On Heroin TR 

The Playground Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This area lies further along the dirt road on top of the embankment perhaps 200 yards from Wampatuck Rd. Head NE along one of the faint trails. It lies in the midst of relatively dense forest and can be hard to spot. On the right side of the crag is a distinctive feature called the Elementary School Roof. This crag seems quite short.

L->R:

Flying Circus
A? None Shall Pass, 8, 1p, 30', TR.
B? And Now for Something Completely Different, 10.
C. Flying Circus, 9+, 1p, 20', TR.

Rusty Python
D. Surfin' On Heroin, 11+, 1p, 30', TR.
E. Rusty Python, 9, 1p, 35', TR.

F. Piton Face, A2+?
GF. Penal Servitude, 10 nice photo
H. The V-Chimney, 4.
I. The Throne, 6.
J. Let There Be Jugs, 6 or 7.
K. Grunt Groove, 6 or 7.
L. The Scoop, 8.
M. The Slot, 3.
N. Six Pack, 7+, 1p, 40', TR. Nice photo. or bottom left photo
O. Sit On It, 4.
P. Dirty Chimney, 1.
Q or R. The Exorcist, 6.
Q or R. The Dropout, 9+.
S. First Grade, 8.
T. Detention, 9.
U. Mossy Corner Direct, 7.
V. Mossy Corner, 6.
W. Elementary School, was 10, now 11, with variations.
X. A Bird In The Hand, 9+.
Y. Day Care, 6

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

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Playground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Playground:
Flying Circus   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'   
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Featured Route For The Playground
Rock Climbing Photo: Flying Circus buttress.

Flying Circus 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  MA : Rattlesnake Rocks : The Playground
This is on the left face of the buttress. Do a thin start of 5.7-ish face climbing with decent holds. Come under the awkward roof that tries to push you out (keep slack on top rope or risk being pulled off the wall). Reach for a key hold above the roof, and move up in the crack above. It feels more exposed than the height suggests. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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