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Title: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: Joe_Re on March 16, 2013, 11:15:45 am
Recently moved to Worcester and while scoping Lake Park (across from Quinsig) for MTB and Cross riding I came across a large hilltop boulder split in two.  Will for sure yield a few problems.  Anyone got any beta on it.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: JoeC on March 16, 2013, 01:00:38 pm
Cool man!.  Check out milford.  Some good stuff there.
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: eyebolter on March 16, 2013, 05:32:14 pm
Recently moved to Worcester and while scoping Lake Park (across from Quinsig) for MTB and Cross riding I came across a large hilltop boulder split in two.  Will for sure yield a few problems.  Anyone got any beta on it.

Thanks.

Never climbed there but I checked it out maybe 10 years ago; it looks pretty good.   No evidence of anyone ever climbing there that I saw, not that that means anything.
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: strandman on March 16, 2013, 05:59:07 pm
Milford isn't too far from you/ I hit ti pretty goood bitd but I suck at boulderig. The RI guys did some sweet stuff up to V11...It's a prettty cool area amd you canhit  Zeb's V12 nearby
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: JoeC on March 16, 2013, 07:28:40 pm
V11 John?  The only thing harder than V7 I know of is Zebs sandbagged V11.  Bloodsport got downgraded to a 7 after lee did it.  Joe, if interested in Milford I can show you around.  I have some FA's there
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: strandman on March 16, 2013, 10:41:25 pm
the Deer Boulder off rt 85  maybe Renissance man ?? I know lee could not do it Did the sit go ?? V13
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: JoeC on March 16, 2013, 11:00:22 pm
R man is def not a V11.  Maybe a 12.  I have no idea about the sit.  I cant even pull off the ground on the stand.  WIndchill on the other hand, I can do a high start, cant quite get the low V8 start
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: Joe_Re on March 17, 2013, 10:56:28 am
Milford as in Vietnam?  I gotta get out there on the bike and explore.  Is it all bouldering or is there anything worth dragging a rope out for?  We bought a house about three months ago so the honey-do list is still a sight, but with the warmer weather I will likely take you up on that Joe.
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: strandman on March 17, 2013, 12:44:26 pm
Yes   99% bouldering, but College Rock is just up the street.
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: JoeC on March 17, 2013, 09:12:21 pm
Joe, check out mountain project.  I put a few maps up there.  And there used to be an old hand drawn mapty map out there that disappeared...
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: M_Sprague on March 18, 2013, 09:17:07 am
Also check out http://newenglandbouldering.com/ (http://newenglandbouldering.com/)  It is a fairly dead site, but people who have been active at Milford hang out there and you can find info if you dig around.
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: strandman on March 18, 2013, 09:24:30 am
Joe, check out mountain project.  I put a few maps up there.  And there used to be an old hand drawn mapty map out there that disappeared...

I gave that mapty map to Lee  , I think he ate it
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: JoeC on March 18, 2013, 09:55:55 am
I know
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: steve weitzler on March 19, 2013, 11:41:00 am
If you are looking to top-rope, Purgatory Chasm in Sutton is close by.  I know that they closed it to climbing a couple of years ago due to a hiker falling and dying and at one time they required a day permit but many years ago I used to go there quite a bit and as I remember the climbing was pretty nice and some hard routes as well.
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: JakeDatc on March 19, 2013, 01:17:08 pm
I went to purgatory once or twice when i lived up there and it was all pretty dirt covered from the trails above..  going to College rock or Crow hill would be much much better. 
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: steve weitzler on March 20, 2013, 01:09:39 pm
Much of Purgatory is overhanging so I never recall it being to dirt covered. Maybe stuff has accumulated over the years. It's been awhile since I was there last.
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: JakeDatc on March 20, 2013, 01:31:31 pm
Maybe i just didnt go with the right people and didn't get on better stuff.   :shrug:
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: Joe_Re on March 20, 2013, 01:53:44 pm
I climbed in Purgatory Chasm a few times with my brother a bunch a years back.  Didn't find much too much to climb in there.  It's better than nothing but I'd probably head to Crow Hill, since it's not much further from where I am.
Title: Re: Bouldering in Worcester.
Post by: OldEric on March 20, 2013, 03:22:48 pm
Purgatory has a few good routes - Dante's Inferno is an old school 10+ test piece that would be a fun TR anyplace.  But if you can gte to Crow, College and/or Milford you will have a lot more options.