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Hammond Pond

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About Hammond Pond:

Hammond Pond (MDC Reservation) is home some decent bouldering and fun toproping. The bouldering is highlighted by the steep, fingery routes in the alcove. The toproping is most popular at the main face by the pond. Bring super-long slings or extra rope for anchors. Trad gear is helpful too for anchors on some of the climbs. The approaches are short, the season is spring to late fall.
Nearest town or city: Newton
Directions: From Boston: Rte. 9 west, north on Hammond Pond Parkway. Parking lot on the right.
Toward Boston: Rte. 9 east look for Chestnut Hill Mall on left, Take Exit for Hammond Pond Parkway right near the mall. Bear right off Exit onto parkway south. Take U-turn at first chance and head north on Hammond Pond Parkway. Parking lot with MDC sign appears soon on the right. just after you cross back under route 9.
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