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Redrock-Hardy Mountain

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About Redrock-Hardy Mountain:

Red rock, so named for the dark pink granite most abundant atop "hardy mountain," is a nice toprope area with a few leads. The main cliff section is a 60-foot tall slab with 5.5 flake-hauls and 5.hard friction-crawls. Secondary cliff sections host shorter routes, and nearby boulders provide many challenges for the imaginative and strong. Cliff-top trees are abundant, but take much abuse from frequent youth groups and beginners. Bring a couple long slings to make your anchor-building easy and bomber.
Nearest town or city: Gloucester
Directions: Rte. 128 north to exit for Rte. 133. Left (north) on 133, under 128, park immediately on left. A well-marked trail runs south parallel to 128 for about 1/3 mile to a trail/gully leading right into the woods. DO NOT CUT THROUGH STORAGE AREA!!! (It is also possible to walk along 128 next to the guard rail; leave the roadway and rejoin the trail at the "no parking" signs.) There are several sets of rocks -- the trail bends to avoid the first, a short cliff visible through the trees -- but the most popular is a 5 minute walk up the shallow gully to cliffs on left.
Latitude, Longitude: 42.61811, -70.72256
Access Issues: Not much to complain about with access, just stay on path until a giant rock. There are a lot of ticks, mosquitoes, and poison ivy.
When to Climb: Autumn
Quantity of Climbs: Day

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No Replies Found: Red Rocks, MA Sun 6-24 marquessva 0 Jun 24 2007, 2:07 PM