Climbs 25
Rocktype Conglomerate
Altitude 63m a.s.l
Faces all

Crag features

"...Bouldering at Bloomingdales..."

A truly great urban venue, with great bouldering and some short routes on "Roxbury puddingstone" conglomerate. Great, fingery climbing on pockets, pebbles and edges.

The highlight is possibly "The Alcove" area, which is home to some steep and powerful problems with countless eliminates.

For the alcove area, leave route 9 at the Chestnut Hill Mall exit and park in the Chestnut Hill Shopping Centrer car park, just North of route 9. Take the obvious path up into the woods and take the first fork off left to reach the alcove. If you follow the path and ignore the fork off to the alcove you'll reach some slabby walls with great crack-lines, but you'll be entering soloing terrain rather than bouldering - unless you bring a rope.

There are over 10 different crags tucked away in the woods. Seek and ye shall find, or alternatively - buy the Wolverine Publishing "New England Bouldering" guidebook.

If you find yourself in Boston on business or on holiday then check this place out - you'll be impressed.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Hammond Eggs
f6B ***2
2Breakfast of Champions
f6A *1
f4+ *1
4Low traverse
f5 **1
5Ships Prow
f4 *1
6Over Easy
f5+ ***1
7Entente Arete
f5+ *1
f6A *2
9Beached Whalef7A ***1
10Reefer Madness
f5 ***1
11Crackerjack5.8 *2
12Magic Hands
5.9 **1
13Your Lead
5.8 **1
f6C *** 
15Cimpy wallf6B **1
f5+ 2
17Slippery Crimps
f5 *1
18Balancing Act
f4 *1
19The Dealer
f5+ 1
20Temple Traversef5+ **1
21The Snortf5 *1
22Free and Easy5.4 g 1
23Flutterby5.6 1
24The Cleft5.4 g 1
25Cracker Jack5.6 g  

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