Main Wall, Dorset Street Crag - Rock Climbing
From the top of the Dorset Street Crag
The bolted anchors are just above the "Deception" route
We passed this area on the trail from North Bennet Street to Dorset Drive
We set up a top rope for a couple of climbs on the left side of the Main Wall. It was so hot and humid, and the rock was super slick. But it sure was fun to get out for a couple of morning laps. It was pretty buggy there as well and although I used bug spray, I still got bit. Got sunburn as well and scraped up my right shin pretty good from jamming the crack of Deception, so next time I'll remember to wear long pants. The top of the crag is just 60 feet or so from North Bennett Street so we exited that way, then walked a bit up the road to our cars. We plan to come back in the fall when the temps are cooler - so I took coordinates of the top of the trail at the North Bennett Street using my iPhone's Compass app. Enjoy a few photos taken of our day at the Dorset Street Crag.
Lots of natural pro for top rope anchors on this ledge
The Corner (5.10+) in the Quarry area
Daedalus (5.6) in the Slabs area
Chip off the Old Block (5.7) in the Slabs area
Beginner's Route (5.5) on the Main Wall
Rope on Slippery When Wet (5.8+) on the Main Wall
Rope at the top of Deception (5.8+) & Mixed Up (5.8)
Note the broken tree to the left of the rope.
The Main Wall area