This is a tiny, 20 foot crag that faces east. Nice, appealing name. Didn't seem too different from the rest of the crags.
A. Set Up, 5 B. One For The Road, 9 C. Standard Route, 9 D. Guano Corner, 9 E. Wasted Efort, 4 F. In Front of the Storm, 9 G. Weltan Schauung, 10 H. Piledriver, 8 I. Pick Up The Pieces, 8 K. Skunk Face, 6 L. PF Flyer, 3 M. Moratorium, 6 N. The SLot, 2
This is the 7th crag you encounter from the parking lot.
This overhanging, boulderable face is Den Rock's biggest draw. Many local climbers come here after work or on weekends to train on the gym-like crag. City Dump comprises a left-hand face full of moderate problems, a central overhang full of hard eliminates, and a tall, mostly blank, right face. The overhang is where the money is, and there are many problems that start low on an excellent jug and pop out the bulge on fun crimpers, sidepulls, and even slopers. Several very strong Rumney climbers are known to train on this boulder, and have established hard eliminates up to V9. Definitely worth a visit while you are at Den Rock. Admittedly contrived, but you're not climbing at Den Rock if you're trying to tick classics. You're here to get strong.
Seriously, this wall is the shit. Many people don't like coming here to train cause the rock is too sharp for their tips. Little do they realize that a 3 hour session of eliminate training here not only gets you strong, but it make the skin on your tips ready for any other type of rock in the world. Some eliminates get pretty hard, with much thanks to Pete Otis for making them up. This wall is like a gym. It is caked with all different types of holds. Be aware that Denrock does have many turnoffs due to the road being right next to the crag and the multiple chossfests, but this bouldering wall is certainly not a turn off. It's in the shade any time after 12, so you can climb there on really hot days. Friction is also never a problem here, because the rock is so sharp and crystally. Climb on this wall if you want to get stronger. I will always be down for a session on this bouldering wall if I am in the area.
By Old Timer Administrator From: North Andover MA May 4, 2010
As Andy said, this is a great training boulder with really good eliminate lines. The lines begin at V3 and there are a ton of lines in the V5 to V9 range. Harder lines exist and the boulder is the perfect height (15 feet) and is pretty steep. The landings are also really flat and safe. It's an ideal place to hit up if you live or work within 15 minutes drive but is not a destination. The place has no blackflies and is shady in the Summer which separates it from many other areas.