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

  • June 2, 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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  • Lovena (Lovey) H.

    Never amade it...got lost!

    June 2, 2013

  • Geoff N.

    Thanks for the great day of climbing all!!

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super fun day! Thanks everyone!

    June 2, 2013

  • Guthrie M.

    Fun day of climbing with a great group of people.

    June 2, 2013

  • Lovena (Lovey) H.

    Running a few minutes late! See you at DD!

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope the weather pans out, I'm driving out! See you there.

    June 2, 2013

  • Dominique B.

    Sorry guys. I wont be making it

    June 2, 2013

  • Cindy

    Weather doesn't look good. Sorry!

    June 1, 2013

  • Kerry

    A family commitment just came up that I have to attend.

    June 1, 2013

  • Geoffrey J.

    If anyone wants to carpool from Davis SQ, Somerville I will be driving.

    May 31, 2013

    • Geoffrey J.

      Hi France,

      June 1, 2013

    • Geoffrey J.

      That sounds good. I don't know any good places to meet off of route 2. Would it be easier to leave a car in the Burlington Mall Parking lot? You can call or text me at[masked]

      June 1, 2013

  • Geoff N.

    Hay everyone looks like a warm day for Sunday.. bring lots of water, bug stuff and $3.00 for the access parking

    See you all there[masked] if needed

    May 31, 2013

  • Susan

    Unfortunately, my injury was more severe than I had anticipated and I still cannot not physically climb. Wah. Was really looking forward to it. Hopefully, next time.

    May 31, 2013

  • Cindy

    Will bring rope and anchor gear.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all, is anyone interested in making this a Sat & Sun affair? It's a long drive for me and I'd rather make the most of it. Hike or MTB or more rock climbing on Saturday, camp nearby, meet the group on Sunday?
    I don't have climbing gear besides my personal stuff, so I'd be relying on others if we climbed on Saturday. I can research MTB or hiking and camping if others are interested!
    Cheers,
    Anna

    May 24, 2013

  • Lovena (Lovey) H.

    Will bring rope/anchoring gear.

    May 22, 2013

  • France

    I'll bring a rope & some anchoring gear

    May 22, 2013

  • Susan

    tentative yes. injured so depends on how my arm is doing.

    May 22, 2013

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