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Milford Bouldering  


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Description 

This has really good if somewhat spread out bouldering. This is town property/forest and can be frequented by biker and hikers, too. There are about 15 boulders and 75? problems, V0-V10.

Getting There 

Exit Route 495 at Route 85 south in Milford/Hopkinton (~45' west of Boston). On your right is a gas station and Wendy's. Park BEHIND these at a closed road. Walk up the closed road and left through an overgrown area (still an ok trail) for about 10 minutes. The first boulder is on your right. Keep going another 5 minutes and more boulders appear on both sides. More to come.

Per Jcomeau: Update on directions: Park behind Wendy's at the closed road and walk down the closed road. Take the first left to cut over to the new bike path. The first road on your right takes you down to the Atomic area. Pass that boulder and on the hillside are more boulders. If you pass the Atomic pullout, the next trail on your right brings you out into the Shadow Brook Quarry area. This is where Full Metal Jacket, Little Devil, The Roofs, etc are.

Per Coz Teplitz: For a 1st timer, once you turn left onto the new bike path, the first trail on the right does lead to Atomic. The other trail mentioned (the "main road" listed in some problem descriptions) is not the next trail on the right, but is the big dirt road with the metal gate across it. There are other, smaller trails between the two that will get you turned around.

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Weather station 0.5 miles from here

36 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',9],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',13],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Milford Bouldering:
Little Devil   V2 5+     Boulder, 18'   Quarry Land
Kill Russ, Volume 1   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   Quarry Land
Beyond The Cave   V7+ 7A+     Boulder   Hillside
Tom Sawyer   V7-8 7B     Boulder   Milford North
Bloodsport   V7-8 7B     Boulder   The Bloodsport Boulder
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By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Sep 17, 2009
Are there any new directions to this area? I boulder in here quite often and would like to find more.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Sep 17, 2009
I'm going to suggest the roofs and the "Breadloaf" Boulder as we call it. Pretty easy to get to both.
By Stephen Hazeltine
Aug 5, 2010
I'd love some updates. Living/staying in Milford and would love to start climbing again.
Thanks.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Sep 27, 2010
Another close by area that has some potential is Peppercorn Hill in Upton. Ive found a few things there, one of which has a hige line up a big overhang....
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Nov 1, 2010
Was out the other day by Little Devil and found a few more things out there that were fun.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Nov 3, 2010
If you find Lil' Devil, behind you near a small quarry has some cool steep stuff (6-8) problems. Behind that are 2 egg shaped boulders with V1-V8 on them, nice.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Nov 3, 2010
John... on the hill next to the power lines? And I think I found the smaller boulders.... I wish you had a copy of that map I keep hearing about. I'll have to look around that area some more.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Nov 17, 2010
I will be putting up the Atomic Boulder soon. Also, does anyone know where Jennifer Anniston is?
By Joe M.
Nov 18, 2010
It's behind the old Milford AC. The parking lot is gated off now and it is closed, so I'm not sure you can get back there....
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Nov 18, 2010
That's where I thought it was.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Dec 7, 2010
Jennifer is hanging out with me!
If you take a right at Wendy's (I forget the road name) and go down the street a mile ? to a street on the right, there is a WAY big boulder right in the cul-de-sac. It may be private now, I don't know. Some really cool lines though.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Dec 26, 2010
Update on directions: Park behind Wendy's at the closed road and walk down the closed road. Take the first left to cut over to the new bike path. The first road on your right takes you down to the Atomic area. Pass that boulder and on the hillside are more boulders. If you pass the Atomic pullout, the next trail on your right brings you out into the Shadow Brook Quarry area. This is where Full Metal Jacket, Little Devil, The Roofs, etc are.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Dec 31, 2010
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jan 10, 2011
Great to see Lee again and even better to be "the old timer".
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Jan 13, 2011
I wish you still had that mapty map.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Sep 5, 2011
Unfortunately more graffiti is showing up on some of the boulders here as well as College Rock. I would like to order some Taginator and clean these boulders. I could use some help.
By Coz Teplitz
From: Watertown, MA
Jan 8, 2012
Note on the approach: I stumbled around for about an hour yesterday before I figured out Jcomeau's directions. For other folks headed out for the first time: Once you turn left onto the new bike path, the first trail on the right does lead to Atomic. The other trail mentioned (the "main road" listed in some problem descriptions) is not the next trail on the right, but is the big dirt road with the metal gate across it. There are other, smaller trails between the two that will get you turned around.

I eventually found The Roofs, thought it was cool, and intend to go back as soon as the weather permits. Good quality rock.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Jan 8, 2012
There was an old map on the old Boston Rocks or NEB site a while back.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Jan 8, 2012
Yes. For the first time, I would take the second rd. past the Atomic one. Once you know your way around, you only really need to use the Atomic one.
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Sep 23, 2012
Scrubbed a new arete out here today that looks fun. Also found a few more problems that might be worth cleaning.
Edit: Sent. Nightcrawler, V7.
By TDoyle
From: Milford, MA
Dec 11, 2012
I've been exploring and putting up some stuff in the Vietnam area in Milford lately. I've done a lot of mtn biking up there but just recently started looking for climbs. Anyone know how much of Vietnam has been explored for climbing?
By Read
From: Townsend, MA
Mar 29, 2014
Anyone have any more info on the problems on the Atomic Boulder?
By Jcomeau
From: Hopkinton, MA
Apr 3, 2014
Read: Sent you a PM.
By Keath
Aug 19, 2014
Any more info on Peppercorn Hill boulder problems?