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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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Description 

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



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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Featured Route For South Dome
Skin Doom, V2.   Sit start on the crescent rail on the arete, then traverse up and left to the juggy shelf, then top out.

Skin Doom V2 5+  MA : Cape Ann : ... : STD Slab
This is a face climb on slightly overhanging rock so it's a stand out in the South Dome friction scene. Sit start with hands matched on the shallow, left-facing flake, then traverse up and right to yonder jug via two crimps. Top out from the jug, which is easier than it looks (especially if I can do it). Using the face to the far right is considered ungentlemanly. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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A nice crack at South Dome.
A nice crack at South Dome.
South Dome needs some work.
South Dome needs some work.
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South Dome.
South Dome.
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.

Jim