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Within a small but beautiful Trustees of Reservations park called Agassiz Rock are two separate rocks of interest. Known simplistically as Little and Big Agassiz rocks, they are easily found on the loop trail.

Getting There 

From northbound Route 128 take exit 15 Manchester and turn left on School St. In half a mile or so, you will see a prominent gravel turnoff on the right with even more additional parking available on the left side of the street. This parking area will be marked with a Trustees park sign saying Agassiz Rock. Take the approach trail, and, after a short while, take one fork or the other for Little or Big Agassiz Rocks.

This area is perhaps 5 miles west of Gloucester.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Agassiz Rock:
The Right Arete   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 12'   Little Agassiz
Another Unnamed Face Problem   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 12'   Little Agassiz
Unnamed Face Problem   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   Little Agassiz
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You can get a better idea of the angle of it with this picture. Beautiful rock, isn't it?

Unnamed Face Problem V3-4 6A+  MA : Cape Ann : ... : Little Agassiz
I first found this problem on one of the hottest days of the summer. I had rock shoes with me but no pad. I analyzed the face and its features, judging it hard but climbable. I palpated the starting holds and concluded that today was too hot and humid to consider attempting it padless. I decided to come back when it was cooler. I finally returned on Christmas Day and sent this excellent thin face climbing problem after a dozen tries or so.The problem consists of steep thin face climbing and a co...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By Dan Pfistner
Nov 11, 2013
Has anyone taken notice of the OW on the approach?