Main Wall, Dorset Street Crag - Rock Climbing


From the top of the Dorset Street Crag 
The bolted anchors are just above the "Deception" route

Another adventure with Iskuhi! We finally got out to the Dorset Street Crag near Annisquam, MA. We decided to park off North Bennett Street so we could just hike to the top of the crag and drop top ropes. We found the parking along North Bennett street, but we couldn't find a trail from the street. However, further up the street, we did find a trail that went down to Dorset Drive. On Dorset Drive, we walked towards Washington Street and saw the crag on our left. If there was a trail to the crag from Washington Street we didn't find it. So we just bushwhacked in from Dorset Drive.

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



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