Considered by some the “crown jewel of climbing in Massachusetts,” Farley Ledge includes both moderate and highly difficult challenges on sloping horizontals, small edges, and sweeping features. Group climbs are sometmes offered by the Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition.
The parking area and part of the access trail are on private property; users are urged to obey the rules posted at the kiosk and to respect the land. Users must also respect a peregrine falcon closure period, typically in effect from early March through mid-July.
From the parking area (additional parking is available in a dirt pull-out across Rte. 2 and the Millers River), go the right of a large boulder and follow the white-blazed Metacomet-Monadnack Trail to a wooden footbridge, turn left (the M&M continues to the right), and then cut right on a trail through a boulder field and along the base of the cliff.
From Rte. 2 turn north on Briggs St. or Holmes St.; both merge onto Wells. Continue to end. Please respect private property in this area.