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The Promised Land Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.51253, -71.00819 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Dave Twardowski, Joe M., Old Timer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Old Timer on Mar 27, 2011  with updates from Dave Twardowski
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V5 just above the Lower Quarry.

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The Promised Land is exactly as it sounds. At least 200 boulder problems exist on 10 to 20 foot granite blocks. This area has a high density of problems in the V4-V8 range, and there is still a ton of development awaiting for problems in the V0 to V2 range. This area was discovered by Lynn Woods legend Bob Parrot and is essentially comprised of about 40 different collections of boulders which are all a short walk from each other. Classics include: Ridge Runner (V2), Proud Mary Arete (V4), The Maze (V6), Egg Hunt (V6), A Clear Mind (V8), and ?The Dream? (V8+).

Getting There 

Look to access the power lines either on Cedar Brook Read or Fairview Avenue. Cedar Brook Road access is the preferred place. Try to find parking and hike up the obvious hill with the power lines above you.

Climbing Season

For the Greater Lynn Woods Area area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

281 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',69],['2 Stars',143],['1 Star',46],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Promised Land

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Promised Land:
The Golden Arch   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   The Pond Boulders : Half Dome
Bullseye   V2 5+     Boulder   Valley Boulders : The Arrowhead Boulder
I Love Watching Cat Videos   V2 5+     Boulder, 6'   Bottom of the Slab Boulders : Feline Boulder
The Resolution   V3 6A     Boulder   Hillside Area : Resolution Boulder
El Camino   V3 6A     Boulder   Sector One : Colombia Boulder
Bottom of the Bag   V3 6A     Boulder   Valley Boulders : Chalkless Boulder
The Knick   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 8'   Bottom of the Slab Boulders : Knick Boulder
Phantom Roof   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Sector One : Phantom Boulder
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Featured Route For The Promised Land
Rock Climbing Photo: Pinch problem

The Pinch Problem V3+ 6A+  Massachusetts : Lynn Woods : ... : The Pinch Boulder
Stand start with a left sidepull and awesome right hand pinch. Move up the steepness. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Massachusetts

Photos of The Promised Land Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A basic map of the Sector One Boulders at the Prom...
BETA PHOTO: A basic map of the Sector One Boulders at the Prom...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fire Sale (V4) at the Split Boulders.
Fire Sale (V4) at the Split Boulders.

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By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
Mar 28, 2011
I got out here this past weekend for the first time and was simply amazed at the large number of problems and concentration of boulders in one small area. Bob Parrot is a legend for finding this place, and it's all quality. It would not be posted if it wasn't. Some really nice granite.
By Vince Schaefer
From: Boston, MA
Dec 26, 2011
Any chance you guys want to put up some actual location beta to these stones?? Some of us are quite familiar with Lynn Woods and would love to check out all these! Thanks!
By Old Timer
From: North Andover MA
Dec 30, 2011
PM me and you should be all set. Thanks. Old Timer
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Aug 18, 2014
I've noticed they started the development (not bouldering problem development...the other kind). Has anyone taken a look at the plans and seen what (if any) land is being set aside for conservation?
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Oct 28, 2015
Hopefully folks have noticed that the housing development has begun. I haven't looked at the plans, but I know from looking at Google maps that we've lost some of the boulders listed here.
By Ian McAfee
From: Concord, NH
May 14, 2016
This entire page is completely useless. The vagueness of the descriptions is nothing but frustrating and should just be deleted unless the author(s) want to post more descriptive locations/topos of these lines. There's tons of rock here, most of it good, most of it worth climbing, but posting such a numerous amount of purposefully vague descriptions is just ego-stroking. I understand the sensitivity of access here, but posting 200 descriptions of climbs that you would have to already know everything about to glean any worth from is frankly ridiculous.
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Jun 22, 2016
No need to be so upset. Personally, I'm grateful Old Timer has added all these problems. Access IS an issue. If he never added them, would you even know it existed? If you know where a couple key boulders are and the general layout of the place, things sort of fall into place. If you don't know what boulder you found, ask. I don't think anyone should be posting maps or specific info until access improves.
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Jan 1, 2017
This is over at The Hillside. There are a bunch of really nice lines around here, including this one!

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