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Lower Wall

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(35 ft) The Lower Wall, which is also known as the Main Wall, is popular and often crowded with beginners. It is the biggest outcrop at Hammond Pond, sporting easy to moderate climbing up dimpled, low angle slabs and easy cracks. These cracks may offer the finest introduction to crack climbing in the Boston area; leading and clean aid (no pitons please) are both possible. If the cliff is not draped with topropes, the bouldering traverse is pleasant and has benign landings. Very long slings or gear are needed for toprope anchors. The cliff is shady year-round, as a hemlock prevents the cliff from getting winter sun.

Access issues inherited from Boston

Many of the popular climbing areas in the Boston area lie in protected state parks and urban wildlife areas. Some are even conserved by special interest groups dedicated to preserving the history of climbing in the area. In and around the city, there are many walls and boulders that lie on semi-private and questionable land. Use your best judgement and follow your guides.

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