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 Post subject: Boston Rocks!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:19 pm 
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I brought my rock gear home for Christmas. Here's what followed:



backcountry charm of the quincy quarries where 5.8 feels like 5.10.



this thing was an overhung thin hands 5.6 (mostly climbed via layback on toprope) with a 15 foot runout at the top.



My buddy Tom- yes thats a bicycle helmet, and yes he's about to take a big swing with those running shoes on



excellent 5.8ish handcrack in a 30ft tall glacial erratic (granite) in my hometown. my favorite climb while home.



topped out on Weymouth's House Rock, thanks to a belay from my Dad.



dreaming music... turns out spray paint makes granite slick.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Rocks!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Nice work on getting in some climbing. Where exactly is this? I'll have to keep this in mind for next time I'm back visiting Dad.

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 Post subject: Re: Boston Rocks!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:43 am 
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Quincy Quarries are just south of Boston(~5mi), you can actually see part of it from 93 as you head S out of Boston. There are a bunch of routes from 5.4-5.12. All granite with the tallest cliffs being ~60ft. Most of the climbs are toprope only. There are some trad leads and even fewer (like 1) sport lead.

Weymouth's House Rock is at the end of House Rock Road in Weymouth (15mi s of Boston). There are 3-4 established routes on this 30ft rock, so not really worth visiting unless you're nearby. Of course if you're from Weymouth its a gem!

google around and there's tons of info on climbing in mass. the Boston Rocks! guidebook (from the MIT climbing club) is good as well.

-Nate J


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