The Alley

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You can walk to the Alley from De Bos. This takes about 20 minutes. Either walk down the river or follow a higher (good) path along the mountainside. Either way, the last part of the walk-in involves a steep hike up the hillside on a bad path to get to the Alley.

This is a great crag for summer as it is mostly in the shade.

Riverside crags topo.jpg


Routes

On the slab on the facing the Main Wall:

  • Lolita 18 [6B] Ken Schumann
  • Slag 18 [6B] Ken Schumann

Main Wall:

  • Open Project
  • Butter Glut 26 [6B] Craig Bruton
  • Gangsta Rap 25 [5B] Craig Bruton
  • True Romance 24 [6B] Deon Hugo
  • Romancing the Stone 23 [6B] Deon Hugo
  • Hired Hands 23 [6B] Steve Downing
  • Baseball Bat Treatment 28 [6B] Guy Holwill
  • Zero Tolerance 25 [4B] Craig Bruton

Further up the gully:

  • Fat Albert–ing 25 [4B] Guy Holwill
  • Forced Entrée 27 [5B] Ken Schumann
  • A Slight Mugging 24 [7B] Guy Holwill
  • Blunt Instrument 25 [4B] Guy Holwill
  • Unnecessary Crêpe 27 [5B] Jeremy Samson
  • Elephant Hitman 24 [5B] Doug Ward
  • Gangster's Paradise 24 [5B] Guy Holwill

Too much butter, one pancake too many, first ascentionists feeling heavy, so grades maybe soft. (This reflected in route names.) Crag named for Alley McMammut, a fictional obese Boston lawyer not unlike the first ascentionists who stuffed their faces before climbing.