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Quincy Quarries - Rock Climbing

Fantastic day for rock climbing! Originally this Boston Rock Climbers 40+ Meetup was scheduled for 10am but we met up at 1 in the afternoon when the rain clouds had moved out giving way to the sun. Quincy Quarries is located just outside of Boston and an easily accessed from Interstate 93. Today was my second visit to QQ, my first being 2 years ago, and I was eager to do some urban rock climbing on walls filled with graffiti.
Two routes were set up on the 45 foot C Wall - Ceaseless Turmoil(5.7/.8) and Yellow Spot (5.4-5.5).We rappelled from the top to belay from the waters' edge. Afterwards we set up on F wall and a few of us climbed Friction Pitch (5.2-5.3). F wall is a taller wall - 85 feet, and was a blast to rappel to the bottom ledge. Climbing later in the Fall afternoon allowed for some beautiful light to photograph! 
At the top of C Wall, E & F Wall in the background
Ken at the waters' edge
Climbers on the E Wall
Boston and I-93
Doug setting up anchor 
Kristina and Ken set…

Quincy Quarries - Rock Climbing

Just off of I-93 within Boston, this is one easy crag to get to!
The quarries (filled with landfill from 'The Big Dig') have rock
formations as well as colorful graffiti that prove to be some
interesting photo ops. A perfectly good day for climbing with
David, Bob and Jane (my indoor rock climbing partner)!