Cherry Rock (Original) Mostly trad climbing8 routes in cliff
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Cherry Rock (Doom) probably is the most extensive climbing in the city of Sudbury. It is gneiss mostly covered with a black patina, from the sulfur dioxide pollution of yesteryear. It is located near the corner of Elm Street and Big Nickel Mine drive. Routes range from 15m-25m, with some bouldering along the left edge as the cliff drops in height.
Top of cliff access is easy up the (climber's) right side, and there are a few bolted anchors up top for setting top-ropes. Other climbs may require trad anchors, are there a good number of deep cracks up top suitable for these, too.
The name comes from the black rock, which you approach across a marsh, with a chimney belching smoke and industrial operations in the background.
The cliff is obvious and visible from the road.
More information may be available from: http://www.sudburyclimbing.com/mtdoom.html. Cliff was originally developed and bolted in 1994 by Peter Drzymala, Rob Paul, and Faye Petrie.
Park on the side of Elm St/Highway 35 about half way between Big Nickel Mine Dr and Lasalle blvd. Hike down the embankment and across the marsh/swamp. (Unless late in a dry summer, this will likely be wet to very wet.) There is a bit of a stepping stone trail across, but it can be tricky to find, especially when aproaching the cliff.
Walk off Climber's left.