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Indoor climbing!
Posted August 2nd, 2011 - 1:43 pm by from Chicago, United States (Permalink)
Hey guys! Me and another couch surfer are trying to get a group together to go indoor climbing about 2 times a week for August, and would love to get a bigger group going! Also, I'm new in Boston, so I don't even know what the best places to go are - any tips? I am just recovering from a broken wrist, so somewhere with plenty nice and easy 5.5, 5.6 warmup courses would be lovely for me :-P

So who's in? I'd love to go Thursday this week if we could!

Posted August 2nd, 2011 - 1:54 pm by from Boston, United States (Permalink)
I climb at Rock Spot, which is kind of a pain to get to by public transportation. Do you drive? They run a lot of promotional deals, if you can snag one of those, it can be pretty inexpensive. The top roping and sport are kinda crap, but they have a lot of good bouldering and two slack lines. If you're just trying to recover, they have some long traverses set up, and even a few auto belays.

You could also try MetroRock in Everett, it's a lot bigger, and much taller. I think they run a shuttle that makes it not so bad to get to by the T.

On the weekends, we usually try to hit up the Quarries (close to the city), Hammond Pond (close to the city), or somewhere farther. I really want to get up to Rumney before the summer is over.

I could probably do Thursday...

Posted August 2nd, 2011 - 4:22 pm by from Chicago, United States (Permalink)
I definitely doubt my ability to do much bouldering right now - even when I had full grip strength I wasn't that good :-P I'm more interested in finding somewhere with more top roping, so maybe Metrorock would be better? I've been browsing around google, and I have to say I'm a little disappointed at how few options there are around Boston :-(

And, I do have a car, but I'd prefer not to use it.

Posted August 2nd, 2011 - 4:51 pm by from Boston, United States (Permalink)
Rock Spot has top roping, it just doesn't go very high. Not to sound like a jerk, but I know they do a lot of kid's birthdays and that kind of thing there, so I know they're fully stocked with 5.6's.

MetroRock is a lottt bigger, and it's a little closer to the city (depending on where you live). Other than that, it's Woburn or Worcester.

Definitely hit up Hammond Pond if you live west, they have some really easy top rope routes. I don't have a rope either, but peoples are friendly :)

Posted September 15th, 2011 - 12:18 am by from Billerica, United States (Permalink)
Anyone near Woburn? (Boston Rock Gym)I want to climb every Wednesday night, and my sister keeps bailing on me, I need someone else to go with. Help!

Posted September 15th, 2011 - 12:30 am by from Boston, United States (Permalink)
It would be really fun to get a group to go. I used to climb often but haven't in years. I would be down.