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Boulder Natural  


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Location: 43.11916, -71.18372 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Aug 21, 2009
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Description 

Boulder Natural is nestled in the forest alongside a stream and is home to roughly 30 boulders and 150 problems that have been climbed on for decades. The high quality and highly featured glacially deposited granite offers up slopers and crimps galore and climbs ranging from V0 lowballs to V12 highballs. Classics range from the striking Ride the Lightning and tricky Terrorist to the friendly Hobbit Hole and fierce Halcyon. In other words, there’s something here for everyone, but keep in mind that the area dries slower than other areas in the park given its shady nature.

Getting There 

Continue past lower slabs west along swamp 5 min and behold the boulders.

Alternatively if you drive in from the South, walk along the trail from your car east and stop when you hit the huge boulders.

Area Map 

A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.
A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.0 miles from here

139 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',46],['2 Stars',69],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',19],['V2-3',54],['V4-5',28],['V6-7',19],['V8-9',10],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',9],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Boulder Natural:
Four Hole   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   The Zoo
Bolt On Top   V1 5     Boulder   The Buttermilk Boulder
Essentials   V2 5+     Boulder   The Marsh Boulders
E-Z Cheese   V2 5+     Boulder   The Streambed Boulders
Bones to Bits   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 20'   The Split Boulder
Warrior   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   The Storm Boulders
Hobbit Hole   V3 6A     Boulder, 18'   The Zoo
Poseidon   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 13'   The Swamp Boulders
Vintage   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   The Storm Boulders
Yosemite Arete   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 20'   The Yosemite Boulder Area
Brett Does Lawn Jobs (aka.- Keep it Subtle)   V5 6C     Boulder   The Yosemite Boulder Area
Ride the Lightning   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Storm Boulders
Chasm Crack   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Swamp Boulders
Terrorist   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Storm Boulders
Bulletproof   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   The Yosemite Boulder Area
Mothra Stewart   V8 7B     Boulder, 25'   The Storm Boulders
Headz Ain't Ready   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   The Marsh Boulders
Brett's Mom   V10- 7C+     Boulder, 15'   The Storm Boulders
Mr. Natural   V10 7C+     Boulder, 20'   The Storm Boulders
Cave Project   V11 8A     Boulder, 25'   The Swamp Boulders
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Featured Route For Boulder Natural
Justin Guarino on 'Yosemite Arete' v4

Yosemite Arete V4-5 6B+  NH : Pawtuckaway : ... : The Yosemite Boulder Area
There is never chalk on this one. Maybe because it's quite tall. Fortunately, the crux is down low. Start on the left side of the arete and slap up on technical ground with a few reachy moves and small feet. Scary moves at a crack/corner lead to a horizontal crack already high off the deck. Then make a great traverse left in the do-not-fall zone to the path of least resistance to the top (summit). Downclimb cracks and chimneys on a different side....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of Boulder Natural Slideshow Add Photo
A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.
BETA PHOTO: A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.
The backside of the Zoo as seen from the Barnyard area.
The backside of the Zoo as seen from the Barnyard ...
on a weekend dont be surprised if there are a bunch of tourist kids milling around you problem...
on a weekend dont be surprised if there are a bunc...
Ryan Nicholson on 'The Riverbed', Boulder Natural
Ryan Nicholson on 'The Riverbed', Boulder Natural
jakob on the bolt on top boulder...
jakob on the bolt on top boulder...
Resting during a buggy but beautiful day at Boulder Natural.
Resting during a buggy but beautiful day at Boulde...
My wife nicole warming up... What climb is this, anyone... anyone... Jesse?... anyone...
My wife nicole warming up... What climb is this, a...
Pete Otis at Boulder Natural
Pete Otis at Boulder Natural
jakob on his warm up traversing the bolt on top boulder...
jakob on his warm up traversing the bolt on top bo...
Looking into the Zoo from Streambed boulders
BETA PHOTO: Looking into the Zoo from Streambed boulders

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By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Aug 22, 2009
gOOD JOB SEPERATING ALL OF THIS.
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Aug 22, 2009
i have descriptions and directions to most of these areas typed up would someone like me to email it to them so we can get more descriptions up?
By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Aug 22, 2009
Send them to me. I'll post them.
By Cricket
From: From the heart
May 2, 2011
i need beta for "Grilled Cheese" VO out of the kemple guide.
did the holds break off this problem?
supposedly directly adjacent to 'bolt on top'.
By Abstract603
From: Newmarket, NH
May 8, 2012
The large crash pad was much appreciated. Although not for myself, it lead to some sends on Ride the Lightning. Big ups to whom ever carried that thing in.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
May 9, 2012
I found it to be beyond belief that someone would leave a piece of garbage that large in such a pretty area. though i too am happy if a bunch of folks were able to send their proj. Im not against the pad, just pack out what you pack in...
By Abstract603
From: Newmarket, NH
May 9, 2012
Found it tucked away neatly into a storm boulder cave and it was removed shortly there after. Not okay even for the short window of spring climbing? No disrespect intended to PWay.
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Jun 9, 2014
Could somebody update the GPS coordinates for this area who is really familiar and can recognize it from overhead? Use the 'Know the location? Show us!' button above. Thanks. We need it for upcoming mapping in the mobile version to work properly.