Rock Climbing: Rose Ledge - Erving, MA (Top Rope) Beg - Adv

  • April 14, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This is a great climbing crag in Western Mass 4 or so miles North of Rt.2 at the Dunkin Donuts which is new and on Rt. 2 in Erving, MA 01344

The plan is to meet up at 9am in the parking lot of DD from there we can drive just north and consolidate cars at a elementary school parking lot. There is a $3.00 parking fee at the trail head to Rose Ledge.


Tennessee Flake (5.9)

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Rose Ledge represents one of the regions most popular climbing destinations and deservedly so. The 40’-60’ cliff line contains a plethora of climbs for all abilities [masked]) though excels in both number and quality of moderates climbs. Some of the classic include Guillotine (5.8), Solar Flare (5.11b), Tennessee Flake (5.9) and Beginners Corner (5.5). The rock, similar to nearby Farley Ledge, is gneiss with obvious horizontal cracks and features. Several climbs at Rose are leadable with traditional gear though the crag remains most popular as a top-rope area as access to the top is easy and straight forward.

The WMCC www.climbgneiss.org has added lower-off anchors in many spots to preserve the trees and plans are to increase these the good thing, NO sport bolts will be found here. There is a guide book for this area written by a good friend and occasional climbing partner Al Rubin.

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The hike from the parking is 25 minutes into the woods and away from car noise, making this a great place to climb, bring Lunch for a full day of climbing. The DD has a convenience store built in.

Climbers from Beginner to Advanced will enjoy this area

All climbers will need to bring a Helmet, Harness, and Climbing shoes, you can get by with sneakers and I do have 1 extra new harness

I have all gear to set up 2 ropes, and lots of anchor gear, if you have a rope bring it along

If there is rain, well we will try to do this again soon, stay posted as the week progresses

 

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  • Maria B

    Great organization, great people, great place for climbing all levels!

    April 15, 2013

  • Nancy

    Yes, great time! Thank you!

    April 15, 2013

  • Aram

    Thank you Geoff for organizing this and to everyone who brought ropes/gear as well. We had a great time climbing and meeting everyone and look forward to the next outing!

    April 15, 2013

  • Geoff N.

    Wow what a great day, thanks everyone. Always a challenging place to climb greats routs, a full day and we only explored a tiny bit of what is there, but I will save that for the future.

    April 15, 2013

  • Brian G

    Good group of people, fun day. Thanks Geoff for organizing, and everyone else who brought ropes.

    April 15, 2013

  • Susan

    I heartily concur. Thank Geoff! Look forward to the next climbing meetup.

    April 15, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    Agreed, nice job Geoff. Thank you for picking the routes, setting the gear and of course picking the overall location. Well done!

    April 15, 2013

  • Gary N.

    Great day! Good people. Geoff did an awesome job

    April 15, 2013

  • Maria B

    Geoff thanks for everything! I had a great time! It was great meeting all. Hopefully we will climb again soon

    April 14, 2013

  • Gary N.

    Hey Susan. I live in medford, so I have no problem if you tag along.
    I will be meeting Jeff booth in Harvard, MA. Then We will carpool the rest of the way up with him. Let me know.

    April 12, 2013

    • Susan

      Thanks Gary. Sent you an email.

      April 12, 2013

    • Gary N.

      Leave around 6:45 ok. Let me know if you still need a ride

      April 13, 2013

  • Maria B

    Hi, I would also prefer to catch a ride from Cambridge/Boston, if there is still space with u Gary, Jeff and Susan i would appreciate it. Thanks!

    April 12, 2013

    • Gary N.

      Hi Maria. No problem, but can u get urslelf around Davis or teele in the morning?

      April 13, 2013

    • Maria B

      Thanks Gary, I will be riding with Aram tomorrow, i'll see u in th DD

      April 13, 2013

  • John

    I'm a maybe depending on how much work I get done on my brothers house Saturday. I have a rope and anchor gear needed. I will keep an eye one this event

    April 12, 2013

    • John

      Not going to make it. Project got bigger then expected

      April 13, 2013

  • Brian G

    Late sign up, anyone still looking to make carpool plans? I could drive. I live north of Boston in Billerica, but could head in towards Boston if that works out.

    April 13, 2013

  • Eugene

    Won't be able to make Sunday :(

    April 12, 2013

  • Geoff N.

    The weather looks like it will be great, It looks like we have plenty of ropes. Thanks all for signing up and see you Sunday Morning

    April 12, 2013

  • Susan

    Anyone coming in from Cambridge/Somerville/Arlington area that would be interested in carpooling? I'm in Somerville (Teele Sq, near the Arlington border on Rt 16 and Broadway) and would prefer to catch a ride if possible. Thanks.

    April 11, 2013

  • Susan

    Originally planned to go up to Rumney, but my climbing partners had to bail. Unfortunately, don't have a rope to bring - had to return it because of a defective sheath.

    April 11, 2013

  • Andrew

    Geoff, you always know the best spots. When is the next ROK climb?

    April 8, 2013

    • Geoff N.

      THERE WILL BE MORE, STAY TUNED

      April 9, 2013

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