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Nira Rock

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Summary

Nira Rock Urban Wild is an old, mostly undocumented area in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. ( https://nirarock.com )

Description

Nira Rock Urban Wild is an old, mostly undocumented area in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. It is managed by a non-profit group called Friends of Nira Rock and is free and open to the public. It is a puddingstone face with a variety of features and textures. There are currently two routes with bolted anchors, and it has the potential for many more routes, both toprope/sport and bouldering. It is an urban park, so beware of broken glass in and around the rocks.

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.

Approach

From Downtown Boston: take the Green Line to Heath St. Walk southeast on Heath St. Turn right on Schiller St. Turn right onto Minden St. Turn right onto Grotto Glen Rd. At the end of Grotto Glen Rd, follow the paved path to the rocks.

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Corner Slab Boulder
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16
13ft
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Main Wall Cliff
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0
33ft
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Back Wall Cliff
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9
26ft
3

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