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Beautiful Spots for Rock Climbing Near Boston
Rock climbing is an ever-growing sport which is fun, helps people stay healthy and active. A few of the rock-climbing spots in Boston are historic and from 1900s.
1. Quincy Quarries Reservation
This is a local spot just a short drive away from the city. It has some tough top rope routes with boulders that make the climb even more interesting.
2. Crow Hill
Crow hill is a unique spot that is an hour-long drive away from the city. It is located in Leominster state forest with 32 different routes that include trad, sport and top rope.
3. Rattlesnakes Rocks
This spot is quite close to Quincy Quarries and is known to be the best top-roping destination. The half mile hiking makes it tougher and less popular spot which gives you a peaceful experience.
4. Hammond Pond
Another historic rock-climbing area dated back to the early 1900s, that is very popular among the rock climbers.
It is known to have a few underclings and 14 ridges with great bouldering in the Alcove.
5. Black and White Rocks
This is the best spot for beginners who want to try bouldering and rock climbing for the first time.
It is located in the Middlesex Fells MDC Reservation and is a prime spot for hikers, bikers and who loves to walk.
6. Cape Ann
It is located 30 miles northeast of Boston and features 641 total routes, of which some are of granite.
It is popular for trad, sport or top rope climbs and is considered to be a challenging one.
7. Lynn Woods Reservation
It is located 10 miles north of Boston and is known to have the best bouldering. It is the second largest municipal park in the US.
This place offers around 30 miles track for activities like horse-riding, mountain biking, running, hiking, cross-country skiing and nature trails.
8. Dog Town
The history of this location is dated back to the 1600s and had been abandoned.
The park has spiritual messages engraved on rocks, 79 total routes and several glacial erratics that are good for bouldering.
9. College Rock
The college rock located in Hopkinton is a 200-foot-long and 35-foot-tall complicated route. This place is popular for top ropes and also have a few boulders.
10. Mormon Hollow
Mormon Hollow is located in the western Massachusetts and known for steep and challenging routes.
These routes can be top roped off trees with bolted anchors and can be reached to the top of the main cliff via stone staircases.
11. Cathedral Ledge
Cathedral Ledge has one of the most popular crags in New Hampshire. This place is hiker’s paradise and also has a one-mile biking and walking trail.
12. Stage Fort Park
A park at Stage Head in Gloucester that is very close to the water. One can enjoy climbing 30 feet tall granite boulder and take a dip in the water after a good climb.
Luigi Pozzoli, Mark McGregor
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