Rock Climbing, Trad, Top-Rope, Skills Review, Chapel Ledge Ashfield, MA.

Rock Climbing Trad, Top-Rope Chapel Ledge Ashfield, MA.


Chapel Ledge is tucked away in the quiet hills of Ashfield, MA. This spectacular setting has strong roots to the climbing history in Western Mass and has evolved into one of the area's premier beginner crags.
This southwest facing rock is boldly featured granite reminiscent of crags in the White Mountains or Yosemite. Slabs dominate the moderate climbing here; however, more difficult test pieces can be found on brief, overhanging sections of the walls. Additionally, some shorter walls yield moderate bouldering. How to get there:

Chapel Ledge is located on the Chapel Brook property owned and managed by The Trustees of Reservations. Two, six car lots are located approximately six miles north of Williamsburg on both the eastern and western side of Ashfield Road. An obvious trail leaves the western lot and heads to the crag. Great swimming holes - made by Chapel Falls- located on the eastern side of the road help to round out a hot, humid afternoon. The Trustees do not charge climbers (or any other visitors) for the use of this beautiful resource there is a donation box for voluntary contributions. See GPS address above! its easy..

This is a great place to get out on some real rock for the first time this year or first time ever, Chapel ledge offers many climbing options on fine granite join me for a day of climbing for all, geared to new or first time outside climbers.

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 alpine 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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Waiver: Read !!! Be Warned! Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity. Falling off any climbing route or bouldering challenge or other activity, even hiking to a destination may result in injury or death. Weather, Trail conditions a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, can all incur injuries’ and/or death. Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. Seek your own additional resources of information. You as an active member! Perhaps, lacking any of the following, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway. When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn't be? If you get hurt…. Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned. Dragging yourself out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize. It’s always your right to back out and live the good life with all the rest of the human race eating cheese doodles and Twinkies in front of the television for the day…. That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions. The Organizers…

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    • Geoff N.

      Awesome set of pictures Thanks!!

      July 16

    • varma s

      Pictures came out great. Thanks.

      July 17

  • Cindy

    Thanks for the pix! They came out great.

    July 16

    • varma s

      getting a 'Oops! You don't have permission to view this page.' message.

      July 13

    • Courtney D.

      Oops. Fixed.

      July 14

  • varma s

    I had a great time. Thanks everyone for making this a great learning and experience.

    July 12

  • Rona

    Sorry I couldn't join you, but just couldn't be in two places at once! Too many great things to do - will catch you soon, I hope!

    July 12

  • Sherman B.

    I had a great time as well =)

    July 12

  • Kevin D.

    Awesome

    July 12

  • Geoff N.

    The best time as always, TR lines, Trad lines, great all around day of climbing

    July 12

  • Cindy

    I'm running a little late, will probably have to meet you at the cliff (unless traffic is moving unusually fast). Look forward to seeing you soon!

    July 12

  • Geoff N.

    If you need to reach me my number is[masked]
    FYI there is no cell service at the cliff

    July 12

  • Rona

    I changed my status to "not going" - I think I'm going to get out ont he trail for a hike instead. But if I can't get my butt out early enough for that, I might still join you! :-) Hope to climb with you folks at some point!

    July 11

    • Rona

      Thanks Geoff! What time do you think you'll be there til?

      July 11

    • Geoff N.

      I would say between 3-4pm

      July 11

  • Rona

    I live in Ashfield - may not be there right at 9:00, though! Does anyone have an extra helmet? I have all other gear. Thanks!

    July 11

  • varma s

    Can I just come in to try my hand on some beginner climbs ?. I regular hiking but not climbing. I have a harness and helmet, but no rope and rock climbing shoes.

    July 8

    • varma s

      I got climbing shoes from EMS. Thanks for the advise.

      July 10

    • Geoff N.

      Chapel will be a great place to break them in!!

      July 10

  • varma s

    Any chance of carpooling. I live in franklin, MA

    July 10

  • Miles H.

    Too far for me in Manchester NH would like to organize a similar trip to Pawtuckaway. Sounds like a great outing!

    July 9

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