Hammond Pond

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

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"...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.

Guidebooks
Boston Rocks (2008)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Hammond EggsV4 ***2
2Breakfast of ChampionsV3 *1
3CrispyV0+ *1
4Low traverseV1 **1
5Ships ProwV0 *1
6Over EasyV2 ***1
7Entente AreteV2 *1
8KelloggsV3 *2
9Beached WhaleV6 ***1
10Reefer MadnessV1 ***1
11Crackerjack5.8 *2
12Magic Hands5.9 **1
13Your Lead5.8 **1
14HepatitisV5 *** 
15Cimpy wallV4 **1
16PopV2 2
17Slippery CrimpsV1 *1
18Balancing ActV0 *1
19The DealerV2 1
20Temple TraverseV2 **1
21The SnortV1 *1
22Free and Easy5.4 g 1
23Flutterby5.6 1
24The Cleft5.4 g 1
25Cracker Jack5.6 g  
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