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Route 9 Boulder

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Route 9 Boulder  

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Elevation: 30'
Location: 42.1912, -71.1106 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2007
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This small, 15 foot, West-facing, puddingstone cliff is located West of Boston along Hwy 9/Bolyston St. on the south side of the road. While it is not much for to look at, it can provide a good bouldering or TR session. It can be wonderful on a crisp spring or fall day. It is mostly overhanging. As you can tell from the names, it is probably best not to fall off these routes if bouldering.

The rock is similar to some of Hammond Pondís puddingstone conglomerate.


A. Calloused Tips, 10
B. Neurotic Affliction Traverse, 8
C. Diseased, 8
D. Paraplegic, 8
E. Lock Jaw, 9+
F. Quadraplegic, 8+
G. The Treatment, 11
H. Convalescence, 10
I. Physical Therapy, 8
J. Psychotherapy, 9

Route 9 Traverse, 12+/13- or V7
Extended Dance Mix, 13 or V8

Getting There 

This area is hard to spot going West. It lies approximately 0.9 mi West of Hammond Pond Parkway & 2.1 miles East of Route 128. Parking is very limited. No parking is available on Hurley Place. A bicycle may be better.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

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Lock Jaw 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  MA : Route 9 Boulder
This is a really fun line up the middle of this crag. It goes up just left of a few crack-like features. It gains the horizontal crack halfway up. Then, you get a funky, skin-chewing jam, yard for decent holds above....[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By Ben Dubs
Apr 22, 2014
Great rock with some really crimpy boulder problems. Bring a few pads and some great spots. Eliminate galore, can make some really hard Vgrades with sit starts.
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