Goose Cove Boulders (Eastern Side)
Goose Cove Boulders (Western Side)
Gravel Pit Boulder
Lewis and Clark Boulder
Meat Cleaver Boulders
Rifle Range Boulders
Spiritual Power Boulder
Tarr Trail Boulder 1
Tarr Trail Boulders 2
Dogtown Park's 3600 acres reside within the borders of Gloucester and Rockport. It has an interesting history since its founding in 1642. The original settlement later became abandoned, opening the park to witches, vegabonds, and feral dogs. During the Great Depression, Roger Babson, a millionaire and founder of Babson College, commissioned unemployed stonecutters to carve inspirational inscriptions into dozens of boulders throughout the park.Today, hikers and mountain bikers use it on a regular basis. The park has numerous glacial erratics that await the adventurous boulderer.
Take Route 128 to the Grant Circle Rotary. Take Rt.127 towards Annisquam, then take your first right off 127, and your first left onto Cherry Street. Follow to the parking lot.
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Spiritual Power Crack V1 5 MA : Cape Ann : ... : Spiritual Power Boulder
This is probably Cape Ann's only real splitter. It is on perfect, bleached granite. If only it were longer and higher angle.... The first ascent likely belongs to a colonial era boulderer. Regardless it's a pretty cool crack to practice your hand jams. If you know how to jam, it will be really easy. One other caveat: Snakes! In the crack! Seriously. . . on my last visit this crack was oozing with garter snakes. A particular large one had wrapped itself around the chockstone at mid-height...[more] Browse More Classics in MA