Bunyan Mountain, Monson, MA
Getting there is the crux. There has been various ways to access the
cliff over the years and all of them have become access issues. The
current way to get in there is through Macomber
Road. Macomber Road is off Upper Palmer Road. The road looks
like it goes through somebody's backyard but I'm told it is a
public road and a sign that says "Not Maintained Proceed At Your Own
Risk" indicates such. Park and find an indistinct trail to
the top of the cliff.
There are trees just about everywhere at the top of the cliff to set up
top-ropes. There are a number of good leads here although some of them are quite run-out.
See the 1989 Climbing article
below for a description. Also below is a topo and route descriptions
created by Al Rubin. The cliff ranges from 30 up to 90 feet and is
approximately 1/4 mile long. The rock is granitic schist with little or
no loose rock but there may be moss and lichen on some routes due to
the lack of climbing. The classics here, in my opinion, are Serpent Crack and Blade Runner.