This tiny bouldering area is probably fairly famous among New England climbers. Within this bit of rock are some quality moderates. Donít let the moderate grades fool you. One famous climber broke his back here failing on the top out of a problem here. This is probably the most overhanging rock at Hammond Pond. Here's a nice shot from the MIT photo contest.
This lies next west of Hammond Pond and is west of the Upper Walls. It is probably best to park close to the south side of Hammond Pond. From the parking south of Hammond Pond, take the dirt road and go left at the first fork. Continue to the next fork and near this fork, head almost straight west.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alcove:
Warm Up Traverse V-easy 3 Boulder
OJ V-easy 3 Boulder
Thank God Traverse V1 5 Boulder, 8'
Hammond Eggs V3 6a Boulder
Low Traverse V5 6c Boulder
On the Box V6 7a Boulder
Kellogg's 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b V1 5 Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch
Breakfast of Champions 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 12'
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OJ V-easy 3 MA : Hammond Pond : Alcove
Start low on a decent ledge or pull on from a stand start, either way it's easy and fun. Climb your choice of huge jugs straight up for a great warm up or beginner climb. This is called Scrambled in the New England Bouldering guidebook. ...[more] Browse More Classics in MA