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
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V4 ***2
2Breakfast of Champions
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V3 *1
3Crispy
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V0+ *1
4Low traverse
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V1 **1
5Ships Prow
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V0 *1
6Over Easy
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V2 ***1
7Entente Arete
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V2 *1
8Kelloggs
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V3 *2
9Beached WhaleV6 ***1
10Reefer Madness
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V1 ***1
11Crackerjack5.8 *2
12Magic Hands
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5.9 **1
13Your Lead
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5.8 **1
14Hepatitis
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V5 *** 
15Cimpy wallV4 **1
16Pop
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V2 2
17Slippery Crimps
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V1 *1
18Balancing Act
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V0 *1
19The Dealer
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V2 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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