Arial view of Hanging Mountain cliff.

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Five College Outdoor Festival

Join us Feb 25, 2012 for…. the 11th annual Five College Outdoor Festival at Hampshire College DETAILS FROM: HTTP://WWW.HAMPSHIRE.EDU/OPRA/10139.HTM 2012 FIVE COLLEGE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL! THE FIVE COLLEGE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL IS A […]

2011 New Year’s Eve Soiree

To welcome in the New Year, our friends at NE2C will be hosting a New Years Eve party to benefit the WMCC and there’s no better place than downtown Northampton […]

WMCC 2012 Silent Auction

WMCC 2012 Silent Auction when: April 1, 2012 time: 7pm to 9pm where: Esselon Cafe on Rt 9   The WMCC Silent Auction is back. This great event has been […]

2011 RENDEZVOUS RECAP

RENDEZVOUS RECAP Thanks to everyone who ventured out to support the WMCC at the Western Mass Rendezvous on October 1st. While the weather put a damper on the outdoor events, […]

Chapel Ledge

Chapel Ledge is tucked away in the quiet hills of Ashfield, MA. This spectacular setting has strong roots to the climbing history in Western Mass and has evolved into one of the area's premier beginner crags.
Arial view of Hanging Mountain cliff.

Hanging Mountain

Hanging Mountain lays in the small, southwestern Massachusetts hamlet of Sandisfield, just three miles from the Connecticut border. The WMCC owns 14 acres of mountainside and jointly manages the area with Connecticut’s Ragged Mountain Foundation through a Joint Stewardship Committee.
Profile view of female climber on arête, silhouette against the setting sun.

Mormon Hollow

Mormon Hollow sits inside the beautiful Wendell State Forest in Wendell, MA, just a few miles south and across the Millers River from Farley Ledges.  Although Mormon is smaller then Farley, its impeccable rock quality, high concentration of routes, and relative solitude make this crag a very worthy destination.

Skinner

The Skinner area is located on the southern edge of Hadley, Massachusetts inside the beautiful J. A. Skinner State Park.  Although modest in size, the high quality of both the stone and the routes themselves make Skinner an excellent destination for a solid day of climbing.

Rattlesnake Gutter

The Gutter, a deep boulder-strewn ravine located north of the gated road, contains an interesting boulderfield and  broken cliffbands where climbing is neither prohibited nor actively managed.

Reservoir Rocks in Great Barrington

The boulders at Reservoir Rocks in Great Barrington is comprised of compact and finely textured Gneiss which lends itself to technical and aesthetic climbing. Although there does exist a large main face home to some great top roping routes the spotlight belongs on the fantastic bouldering at “the Res.”

Happy Valley & The Hideaway

These two areas represent some of the finer bouldering in the Pioneer Valley. While these are technically two distinct areas, they are located from the same access point and are within a 10 minute hike of one another.

Farley Ledges

Many climbers traverse Route 2 in Farley, Massachusetts numerous times, looking for - but never quite catching sight of - Farley Ledges tucked behind the trees. While this search might prove to be an apt metaphor for one's entire trip, the high concentration of tall, hard routes and excellent bouldering make the effort worth it.

Rose Ledge

Rose Ledge represents one of the region's most popular climbing destinations and deservedly so. The 40’-60’ cliff line contains a plethora of climbs for all abilities (5.4-5.13) though excels in both number and quality of moderate climbs.

Sunbowl

NEW PARKING LOT! SUNBOWL OPEN The aptly named Sunbowl is located in sleepy Sunderland, MA. Although the rock quality is fairly poor and the number of routes modest, the moderate grades, temperate micro-climate and easy access make this one of Western Massachusetts’s most popular crags for novice leaders or those seeking a quick workout.

Roadside

The Roadside Crag is located in Montague, MA one mile from the entrance to Wendell State Forest and three quarters of a mile from Mormon Hollow.  This tiny cliff offers surprisingly pumpy but mostly moderate bouldering with a one minute approach.