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Quincy Quarries

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Description

Quincy Quarries today sports varied climbs the longest of which is 85 feet. They are known for their sometimes blank face climbs requiring good footwork and lots of shoe rubber. The grades are tough, a half to a full number grade below what you might expect. Short cliffs and small quarries are found throughout the region. The rock is dark granite that can be quite hot in the summer and pleasantly warm in the winter. The ares dries out very quickly. Many popular routes have glue-in toprope anchors; other climbs require medium to long slings.

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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