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Location: 42.6171, -70.7293 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jim.dangle on Aug 14, 2013
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This is shaded area very close to Redrock main wall that is currently in the process of being developed. In addition to the excellent short finger crack, Gomez the Cat, it offers a handful of short, moderate slab lines. Most of these slabs were thickly covered with moss and required extensive cleaning but the underlying rock quality is excellent. Given the quailty of the rock, the proximity to the main area, and the moderate nature of the climbing, this is a nice addition to the Redrock climbing scene.

There are also some large cool boulders near here including some off the open rock summit near the top of the these climbs.

Rumors speak of a Lost Wall nearby.

Getting There 

The Pet Slabs are easily reached from the Redrock main area. Follow the main trail past Rip Van Winkle and continue slightly downhill to a small open area that often contains a fire ring. The pet slabs are just beyond this on the left close to the trail. They are probably 100 yards from the tail end of Redrock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Grinch Breath (5.10) climbs the steep white slab i...

Grinch Breath 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  MA : Cape Ann : ... : Turk Face
This is a marvelously thin line and a real celebration of the synergy between textured rock and sticky rubber. The only true hand hold is at the top. It is also still a bit dirty and could use a little love. This climbs the steep section just right of Pale Blue Eyes and just left of an obvious uncleaned mossy area. Smear up the steep section aiming for an small hand hold near the top. About two thirds of the way up, you will meet slight, right-facing flake: the crux is below thi...[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By jim.dangle
Aug 14, 2013
I might be in a minority here, but it makes sense to me to have this area as a sub-area of the main Redrock page. It's literally a few hundred feet away from the main area of Redrock and reached by walking directly underneath it. I feel the same way about all the areas that that are accessed from the same parking lot (Oz, Down Under, Pink Floyd Wall, etc.). Most people are people are probably showing up for Redrock, so it makes sense to have all the satellite areas located in the same place so that newcomers can easily see the breadth of climbing here.

Imagine if Rumney contained Waimea and the rest of the cliffs were in a separate area called Rattlesnake Mountain or something. Would be very confusing.