The Main Face starts at the 3-foot step up to the base of Intertwine and ends at the right side of the practice face. It sees a lot of traffic from leaders and top ropers, alike, as it offers the highest concentration of moderate climbs. Although the area sees a reasonable amount of sun, the right side stays wet longer than the rest of the cliff (and longer than any rock in the state, probably).
Walking north along the cliff base, you'll know you're at the Main Face when you step up to the rock shelf at the base of the cliff, or by looking up at the chockstone roof in the middle of the wall.
7 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Face:
Outersite 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 55'
Franny's Folly 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Intertwine 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Karen's Folly 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Thin Line 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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Intertwine 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c MA : Leominster Area : ... : Main Face
One of the 5.8 jewels of Crow Hill, Intertwine is a popular fingers-to-hands crack that protects well and challenges both leaders and topropers. Begin by working up a corner or by protecting in the corner and moving up the blunt right arete to the short ledge at the base of the right-trending diagonal crack. The crack leads to a ledge, where a chain around a thread can be backed up for an anchor. EDIT: it is reported that a 2-bolt anchor has been installed.Rappel, top out (easiest to the right, ...[more] Browse More Classics in MA