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Location: 42.6109, -70.7303 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris McNeil on Nov 30, 2012
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This is a great yet small dome of granite just south of the summit. It offers some great steep slabs and some awesome cracks.

Getting There 

From the summit of Mt. Ann, head south. This crag will be obvious.

Climbing Season

For the Cape Ann area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

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Young Adult Friction, V1.

Young Adult Friction V1 5  MA : Cape Ann : ... : Crotch Slab
This heads up to the obvious feature in the middle of the slab just right of the steep, high part at the left end of the slab. Smear up on gentle scoops and bulges including the large, shallow dish. There are no hand holds to be found. It is a really great, pure fiction climb up an ultra clean slab. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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A nice crack at South Dome.
A nice crack at South Dome.
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By jim.dangle
Jun 20, 2013
I checked this place out after Pete recommended it. It is indeed pretty cool. The slabs are nice sized (for bouldering) and pretty clean, and the landings are generally pretty good. Being near the summit, it is open and sunny, won't seep, and should dry fast. I think there is some potentially pretty hard friction problems here including some highballs. It's basically a little slab training ground that is likely climbable pretty much year round.

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